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
Kids who everyone loves to hate. A lot of the so called "unpopular" kids want to be like them so badly they'll do anything to be their friends. Poeple think that popular kids aren't like the kids on tv, this is only true sometimes. A lot of popular kids, girls mostly, will find any oportunity to put someone else down. Most of the time they're nice one on one, but in a large group, they are at they're strongest. If you disagree with this, you're either in the perfect school, are oblivious to ur surruondings or you are popular.
girl 1: someone just made fun of me for hanging out with a guy.
girl 2: who?
girl 1: jane.
girl 2: i could have guessed it was one of the populars
by unpopular and loving it! October 21, 2007
Something that a lot of people are paranoid about because if what they liked was popular, they wouldn't be "cool" anymore.
"This band rules."
*Band gets popular*
"This band sucks."
by nikkan_hanil June 30, 2004
1.Someone most people like to be around

Traits of the Popular People

A. Fun

B. Smart

C. Athletic

D. Friendly

E. Not anoying

If you are missing more than one of these characteristics you are probably not very cool and should accept that fact.
"I'm athletic, smart, fun, not annoying, and got bitches on my dick everyday so I guess I'm popular"

- Quote by Me
by k9yle October 14, 2009
1. Widely known both in a positive and negative fashion:
Ex. The fruit cakewas a very popular brand although it did not compare with her homemade recipe.
by The Lemon Hunter June 26, 2005
somebody who is well known.
usually called bitchy/nasty/slaggy. but usually actually a nice person.
people often think just because somebodys popular they will end up being a looser the rest of their lives.
WRONG.
given a lot of respect to their face, but behind their backs often slagged off.
geek: "look at that popular person, shes just guna end up workin in mc donalds"
NAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
by leah December 06, 2003
generally means your liked by a lot of people. i know the media and highschool films depict popular folks as being utter bitches or conceited jackasses, but it can sometimes be true. Take my school: A few kids are actually really scary and (possibly) violent. They've got friends or members of their "crew" and others in our year are "friends" with their gang because they're scared of getting beaten up. Even though this huge gang are supposed to be all friends they still tend to bitch about each other (which i can never understand). BUT...some of them can actually be quite nice when you catch them on their own, which brings me to say that this type of "popularity" is really a great big show to try and quell their own lack of self-esteem by being superior and stuck-up-their-own-ass. I could easily have done that, but i never took drama for a reason :)
i might not have been "popular" with everyone in general, but i have close friends, and i'm popular within that group. wow go me
Someone who is simply nice to everyone, tells them what they want to hear, and has high self-esteem. That's all there is to it. Now when it goes to people's head is when they becomes bitches or jocks.
Kayla: Hi!111111
Sevenothergirls: Hiii i love uuuuu
Guy: so popular!! if only i could bang her now
by the_dark_hater March 25, 2006

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