vox populi

[voks pop-yuh-lahy]


the voice of the people; popular opinion.Abbreviationvox pop.

Origin of vox populi

From the Latin word vōx populī
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British Dictionary definitions for vox pop

vox pop


interviews with members of the public on a radio or television programme

Word Origin for vox pop

C20: shortened from vox populi

vox populi


the voice of the people; popular or public opinion

Word Origin for vox populi

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Word Origin and History for vox pop

vox populi


1540s, Latin, literally "voice of the people." The full maxim (first attested in Medieval Latin) is vox populi, vox Dei "the voice of the people is the voice of God." Short form vox pop attested by 1964.

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