1. regarded with great favor, approval, or affection especially by the general public

- a popular tourist attraction

- a popular girl

- cabbage patch dolls are no longer popular

Similar word(s): fashionable, favorite, favourite, hot, touristed, touristy

2. carried on by or for the people (or citizens) at large

- the popular vote

- popular representation

- institutions of popular government

Similar word(s): democratic

3. representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large

- a democratic or popular movement

- popular thought

- popular science

Similar word(s): common, democratic

4. (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)

Similar word(s): nonclassical, pop