[ pop-yuh-lar-i-tee ]
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  1. the quality or fact of being popular.

  2. the favor of the general public or of a particular group of people: His popularity with television audiences is unrivaled.

Origin of popularity

First recorded in 1540–50, popularity is from the Latin word populāritās a courting of popular favor. See popular, -ity

Other words for popularity

Other words from popularity

  • non·pop·u·lar·i·ty, noun
  • o·ver·pop·u·lar·i·ty, noun
  • sem·i·pop·u·lar·i·ty, noun

Words Nearby popularity

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