Over-popular



[pop-yuh-ler] /ˈpɒp yə lər/

adjective
1.
regarded with favor, approval, or affection by people in general:
a popular preacher.
2.
regarded with favor, approval, or affection by an acquaintance or acquaintances:
He’s not very popular with me just now.
3.
of, relating to, or representing the people, especially the common people:
popular discontent.
4.
of the people as a whole, especially of all citizens of a nation or state qualified to participate in an election:
popular suffrage; the popular vote; popular representation.
5.
prevailing among the people generally:
a popular superstition.
6.
suited to or intended for the general masses of people:
popular music.
7.
adapted to the ordinary intelligence or taste:
popular lectures on science.
8.
suited to the means of ordinary people; not expensive:
popular prices on all tickets.
/ˈpɒpjʊlə/
adjective
1.
appealing to the general public; widely favoured or admired
2.
favoured by an individual or limited group: I’m not very popular with her
3.
connected with, representing, or prevailing among the general public; common: popular discontent
4.
appealing to or comprehensible to the layman: a popular lecture on physics
noun
5.
(usually pl) cheap newspapers with mass circulation; the popular press Also shortened to pops
adj.

early 15c., “public,” from Middle French populier (Modern French populaire) and directly from Latin popularis “belonging to the people, general, common; devoted to or accepted by the people; democratic,” from populus “people” (see people (n.)).

Meaning “suited to ordinary people” is from 1570s in English; hence, of prices, “low, affordable to average persons” (1859). Meaning “well-liked, admired by the people” is attested from c.1600. Of art, entertainment, etc., “favored by people generally” from 1819 (popular song). Related: Popularly. Popular Front “coalition of Communists, Socialists, and radicals” is from 1936, first in a French context.

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