Popular Definition

Of or carried on by the common people or all the people.
Popular government.
Webster's New World
Appealing to or intended for the general public.
Popular music.
Webster's New World
Liked by very many or most people.
A popular actor.
Webster's New World
Very well liked by one's friends and acquaintances.
Webster's New World
Fit for, adapted to, or reflecting the taste of the people at large.
Popular entertainment; popular science.
American Heritage

Origin of Popular

  • Middle English populer commonly known from Old French populeir of the people from Latin populāris from populus the people of Etruscan origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin populāris, from populus (“people") + -āris (“-ar").

    From Wiktionary

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