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this word is often misused and has negative connotations. in reality, popular (when referring to a person) is when someone is very well liked and has a lot of genuine friends, most likely because they are a nice/friendly person. However, through the media and highschools around america, "popular" has grown to describe a certain group of people. these people, like punks, nerds, etc. have their own social code, which usually (but not always) includes expensive items/services, sports teams, and cheerleading. These people are not necessarily popular, yes some of them genuinly are well liked and have lots of friends becuase they too (gasp) are nice people. but some of them unfortunately are under the false impression that they are better than everyone else because of their possesions and friends/boyfriends/girlfriends, (who to these people also count as possesions).
girl 1: wow, have you ever noticed how many friends karen has? She's really popular
girl 2: i know, i hang out with her at the skatepark, she's really nice. She does a lot of activities, she must a lot of friends through them.

guy 1: how'd u get all that work done?
guy 2: oh, Robby helped me last night
guy 3: oh yeah he's really smart
guy 4 (just joined convo): who, robby? he's awesome, good tennnis player too, helped me with my serve.
guy 5: that dude's friggin' hilarious
by thatswicked April 20, 2006
Someone who is well known.
Midna is the most popular girl/imp I know. Her IMDB page went up over 160% this week!
by Pweegue August 11, 2009
Some popular people are nice, funny, cool, and good at sports. Other popular kids are not funny, fake, and suck at life. It really depends on the person.
Popular Kid A is nice, funny as hell, and plays varsity basketball, Popular Kid B is such a fake ass bitch, who sits around and does crack.
by Jersey Kid January 25, 2008
Someone who thinks that they are "all that" and uses the fake relationships amongst their similar freinds to prop themselves up and bring others down.
I hate the popular girls!!

Those populars are always together!
by crazeedaizee March 11, 2009
When one individual is liked by most/all of their peers and no one can say anything negative about them. Popular is not rich, mean people who think they're better than anybody else (at least according to me). Whoever thinks this is really shallow and needs to get to know people first before making stereotypes.
Billy-Jean: Amy is so nice to everybody!
Billy-Bob: Yeah, she's popular.
by gretchh June 05, 2007
Popular - To be the persons everyone pretends to like. Whilst everyone else contantly ignores the irratating twitter of 'Populars', Telling us what not to wear, what music to like and whether or not we are allowed in a public place. Thus, leaving us 'loners', suicidal, and unable to cope with excessive amounts of 'insert name of popular girl here''s prettiness, friends and cool bags.
To those that are popular:We hate you. But copy you, befriend you and generally feel the odd need to be you.
by Freya Doswell November 15, 2006
Basically an illusion. People say they're popular just to get attention and make themselves seem better than they actually are. These "popular" people will throw parties and wear expensive clothing to look "cool" Stupid people who also want attention and to seem better will start worshiping them.
Girl 1: OMG she's so popular. I want to be just like her!
Girl 2: You know, most people don't actually like her. She only THINKS she's so cool. Take a look around for once.
Girl 1: but...but...but...
by Agirlnamedsomeone July 29, 2010
Popular means to have many friends and be well known for all the wrong reasons.
A Few Examples are,
Girls that have big boobs and a nice body are popular for being a slut. Then theres boys that are really cute and have sex with everygirl in school. yea really popular
by Allieatombomb August 29, 2006