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
When you are either very nice, very funny or both, you make lots of friends. Having lots of friends means you are popular. You can tell who is popular because they are well known characters in the school, due to having so many friends.
"Jenny lent me her biology book, isn't that nice?"
"Yeah, and she's so funny too!"
"No wonder she's so popular."
by shesjustarascal September 10, 2005
"If you look up popular in the dictionary, you'll find me"
by immmmmsoooocoool March 04, 2012
A bunch of highschoolers/middleschoolers who have a lot of friends but can be mean to unpopular kids. They can also be mean to others because they are jealous or feel inferior to that particular person cus he/she has more/better qualities. However some popular people can be nice, at least, that's what I've been reading her... To tell the truth this is not true in my school XD
Example 1:

unpopular kid no.1: " you know, (popular kid) asked if I liked the clothes I wear..."

Unpopular kid no.2: "What?! She probably thought that your clothes are not in style!"

Example 2:

popular girl: "Oh wow, I used to wear that dress when I was 7!"

unpopular girl: "oh... ???"

(few minutes later) "Hey,wait a minute, she just made fun of my dress!!!"
by WierdAssGirl101 September 05, 2010
adjective: term meaning you are 'well known' or 'liked' by many such as friends associates or acquaintances. some confuse this definition as 'loved' and so on.... which is not really true if you had a half a brain to think with. sadly there are many out there who think being 'popular' is being loved or wanted in some material cover up way for their not yet classified emotional void(s) that is lacking with the ugly reality because at the end of the day, "popularity" does not win. Unless of course, you have the mentality of an highschooler and you want to become the next prom king or queen. This is my personal opinion so I will put whatever definition I damn well please.
Not all 'popular' ones think they are better than the not so 'popular' geeks,freeks,and so on but I can bet my life on it that when you are mature enough, you will see this popularity crap is not all it's hyped up to be. THAT IS, when and if you do mature.
Having great friends through the tears and laughter is a rare and beautiful thing though.
Popular Individual:I am popular because I am constantly up to date with all the latest fashions and you are not because you are POOR.
by Whutsthepoint February 03, 2009
just cause someones popular doesnt mean they're a can be poplar within a group of friends.being popular means people like you for who you are.
girl 1-that popular girl is such a bitch she gets everything she wants!
girl 2-no shes not.shes actually really nice and shes my friend!
by cadtty August 20, 2006
The cool kids at school who have big houses, cool cars like an Escalade, and wear name brand clothing like Abercrombie & Fitch. They makefun of or just ignor losers, goth's, and nerd's, and the bitchy
freaks go tell the principal. Popular kids go to all the cool parties. THey are the kids everyome wants to hangout with.
Lunch time at a high school.

Popular Guy (talking to GF) - Hey babe, do you want to go shopping at A&F tonight?

Popular Girl - Yeah, then we can go parking, what car do you want to bring, Your Escalade or my Mustang?

Popular Guy - The Escalade, it has more room to bounce around.

A goth walks over to there table.

Goth - Have you seen my black pet ferret running around here?

Popular Girl - OMG Get away from me, you ugly goth loser.

Popular Guy - Why don't you go do something like cut holes in your stomach or drink blood or something, because my girlfriend is getting upset and when she gets upset I get Pissed and beat the shit out of losers like you.

Goth - You are just Popular because you are rich and good looking!

The Goth runs to his house and finds a spell book.

Late that night when the popular kids are makeing love in their Escalade they knock over an Abercrombie & Fitch Bag full of cloths, witch knoks the car out of park. The SUV rolls down the street and hertles over a cliff.
by asdefghjkl July 05, 2005
These people are usually well accepted by society but don't realize society is a man made way of getting along with each other that has been taken waaay too far. Most of these people thrive because of society and not themselves but people have a tendency to give in to keep society going for their own comfort.
People would rather be around a person who makes them comfortable and numb(popular) than one who is realistic and truly aware of the big picture.
by mrsm83 December 09, 2010

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