For the over-popular Governor of a State Diaz provides distinguished employment elsewhere.
"N-no, perhaps he was not over-popular with the colonel," he admitted slowly.
The Texas men were not over-popular in Arizona, and yet it was a sportsmanlike crowd.
The Sailors' Home as an institution is not over-popular with seamen, especially with the more improvident of them.
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.