semi·​pop·​u·​lar | \ ˌse-mē-ˈpä-pyə-lər How to pronounce semipopular (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \

Definition of semipopular

: somewhat popular

Examples of semipopular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bloomberg’s images, in paid-for spots on meme accounts, are not really spreading; apart from a semipopular parody post that mocks the former mayor, there have been no major copy-pastes of his template. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, 28 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of semipopular

1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Semipopular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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