Origin of popular
Synonyms for popular
Related Words for popularfashionable, favored, famous, attractive, beloved, trendy, suitable, prominent, accessible, ubiquitous, prevalent, familiar, universal, rampant, public, accepted, approved, celebrated, leading, likable
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Contemporary Examples of popular
Charles “Father” Coughlin, a raving anti-Semite, was one of the most popular radio hosts in the country.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?
January 7, 2015
Whether he gets his full due in popular culture remains to be seen.Ed Brooke: The Senate's Civil Rights Pioneer and Prophet of a Post-Racial America
January 4, 2015
Do you think academic history and popular history have gotten more similar over the last 15 or 20 years?
Traditionally, popular history is almost purely driven by narrative.
A few minor notes, born of reflection: Traditionally, the best columns are dominated by politics—its most popular topic.The Best Columns of 2014
John Avlon, Errol Louis
December 31, 2014
Historical Examples of popular
He acquired a general knowledge of the ebb and flow of popular stocks.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
I wouldn't attempt to be, I am not clever or popular enough.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
There is one stream which I dread my inability to stem—it is the tide of Popular Opinion.
The former is engaged in commerce and the latter is the popular member for Leeds.
It is said that Mr. Gladstone, now for the first time, became a popular hero.
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.