Examples from the Web for 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?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|John Avlon|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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.
It was a very good example of how well the Belgians can manage a pageant, and how popular these shows are with the people.Peeps At Many Lands: Belgium|George W. T. Omond
His brother Olaf was a tall, thin man; handsome in countenance; lively, modest, and popular.Heimskringla|Snorri Sturlason
An example of this fallacy is the popular error that strong drink must be a cause of strength.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
The song, of which the words were his own, fitted neatly to a popular tune of the moment.Servants of the Guns|Jeffery E. Jeffery
He is a "poor" man in the popular sense of the word, but not in a correct sense.What Social Classes Owe to Each Other|William Graham Sumner
British Dictionary definitions for popular
Word Origin for popular
Word Origin and History 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.