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A group of teenagers in high school that for some reason are mysteriously known as the most important kids in the school, usually without the rest of the student bodies knowledge as to how and when this even happened. Was there some kind of secret meeting that everyone held? Was there a note passed around the entire school? No one's sure. The only thing everyone does know is that somehow these kids are the chosen ones, and now we all have to go with it.
While it all is a bit of a mystery, there usually are defining characteristics of all these chosen ones. It depends on the school, but more often than not the ''popular'' kids are either rich, good looking, involved heavily in school and especially in the athletics department, funny, snobby, uninterested in the ''non chosen ones'' (or mean to them), or a combination of any of the above. The popular girls are usually either on the cheerleading or dance team, or possibly excell in athletics such as track or basketball. Popular guys are most often jocks on the football and basketball teams. The average popular kid can be smart or dumb, a partier or not. In actuality the majority of them do party, but for some reason the girls are usually less open about it. This usually has to do with keeping their status squeaky clean. This isn't usually the case for the guys, as many of the popular guys boast about drinking 5 beers and playing 2 rounds of beer pong in some kids basement and having the craziest weekend ever. However, this isn't always the case as sometimes there is another, more hard core group of partiers at the high school that is also popular as well and known for getting fucked up often. The popular kids often don't work as their mommy and daddy often throw handfuls of cash at them so they can be seen looking fly at friday night's game. They often drive expensive cars their parents bought them, and fly through the neighborhoods blasting rap even though they live in suburbia.
Look, there goes Kevin in his nice car blasting his music. He's probably going to the game and then going to a party, where he'll have four beers and dance with all the popular girls, who are the only type of girl he dates.
by stan michal November 04, 2007
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a stereotype of a group of young people, such as highschoolers or middleschoolers, that usually are good looking and have expensive clothes. females in this group are usually very concerned with their appearance and their fashions,they are generally fit or very thin and tanned, cheerleading is a commonplace for "popular girls". a girl's physical beauty will be her defining characteristic. Boys must act like "one of the boys" and act manly. he must concern himself with sports, beer and hot women. His humor or athleticism will be his defining characteristic. Popular people in this sense avoid doing things that arent considered cool by their peers, such as being overly enthusiastic about academics. They must also associate mainly with other people that fit this stereotype.
They often like to go to and have parties where there is underage drinking.
They adhere to many social rules, rules of dressing well or trendy, grooming meticulously, speaking similarly,possessions, pop music and passtimes.
Often but not always they can be superficial, excluding others if they do not dress a certain way, the people they hang out with, their lack of athleticism, a social skill problem, shyness, poverty, taking interest in things that are considered uncool like being in academic clubs, being a goth, being too fat or too thin.
there are many stereotypes that go along with this catagory of people. it has been said that the girls have eating disorders and are so fake that they turn their backs on each other,are bitches and airheads. The men drink too much, fight too much, cause trouble and make fun of meeker peers, also airheads. It has been said that this group drinks too much and are superficial, slutty and petty, because of the lack of value in academia and overvalue of fleeting attributes, these people do not get far in life and peak in highschool. These things are not always true. keep in mind this is a stereotype.
a good example of popular girls is the group of girls in "mean girls" van wilder or the student government in revenge of the nerds are good examples of popular guys
by Gabriellaxoxoxo September 06, 2006
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people who think they're all that, and think they're cool. these people can also be complete jerks and bullies to people that keep to themselves and are really the 'cool' ones.
Example1: Madeline='Popular' Sally='Unpopular' speaks her mind Tina=An onlooker who doesn't care what people think about her.

Madeline: I love him so much!
Sally: Middle schoolers don't even know what love is so you seriously can't love Jimmy. Plus you've only been going out for a week.
Madeline: You don't even know what you're talking about. You're 13 right? You live in Lake Oswego and probably have lived here your whole life. Don't go acting like you know everything. Because you don't. And I know so many people that met and fell IN LOVE in middle school and are still married. And a lot of people in my family had a kid before they were 21 and they all got married. So just relax. You're not Dr. Phil BEEZY.
Tina: Madeline, it's an opinion so don't be such a fucking bitch.

'populars' are fake.

by Susyy May 03, 2008
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people of higher status in high school than a non-popular.
the populars are usally chavs or chavettes with almost no personality at all.
they usally ignore or pick on anyone under their level of popularity.
*that cruel evil bitch is a popular*
or
*i hate populars they deserve to all die*
or
*i wish i was a popular*
by bretty lad June 24, 2005
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Someone who has a lot of friends. Not all popular people are bitchy mean and stupid. A person can be popular within their own group not only the entire school. A person can be popular for many different reasons and it's not fair to judge them because a lot of people like and respect them. You don't have to be pretty to be popular, but that does help with the opposite sex. However, Then you have the people who have a lot of "friends" because they are intimidating and/or mean and people are scared of them. Usually these kind of people aren't actually liked but people are "friends" with them so they don't get made fun of. This isn't is as common as is portrayed in movies, this website , tv shows ect. Usually popular people are popular because they have the good qualities people look for in a friend.
Laura is so nice and funny, no wonder she is so popular.
by Morgannn January 13, 2006
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Popular people are the people that everyone hates but for some reason will be damned to hell if they admit it.
They are usually rude and arrogant to people outside their friendship group.
They are so conceited that they think people love them, when actually people hate them.
If anyone tries to stand up to the popular kids, they are usually rejected from society.

The good thing about being unpopular, is that you re guaranteed success, because you learn to be strong, streetwise, and you learn the value of REAL friends. In a couple of years time you will be laughing at the 'popular' people that made you feel like crap, because they will be alone, with a shit job, wishing they had never gotten involved with people who only associate with people of equal or higher social status.
popular person: "we are SO good!'
normal person: "i wish those kids would fuck off die"
by voice398403892 February 13, 2009
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A group of bitchy, mean girls and perverted boys in a school. They all like to dress the same, get high, and fuck each other. Love wearing sweat pants, putting their hair in retarted ways, and wear make up like skanks. They think they're rebel when they do nothing truely outrageous. Stupid as hell. They pick fights with people deemed "unpopular" because they hate how those kids are real. HORRIBLE at making insults. Talk about everyone behind their backs. Not really liked by anyone, they are just used and thrown away.
Sam is such a bitch, she must be popular.


Isn't that slut up there popular?
by Hate Or Love March 26, 2009
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