- popular culture,
- popular etymology,
- popular front,
- popular music,
- popular singer
Origin of popular
Examples from the Web for over-popular
For the over-popular Governor of a State Diaz provides distinguished employment elsewhere.The American Egypt|Channing Arnold
"N-no, perhaps he was not over-popular with the colonel," he admitted slowly.The Red Seal|Natalie Sumner Lincoln
The Texas men were not over-popular in Arizona, and yet it was a sportsmanlike crowd.Wisconsin in Story and Song;|Various
The Sailors' Home as an institution is not over-popular with seamen, especially with the more improvident of them.A Tramp's Notebook|Morley Roberts
Word Origin for popular
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.