Usually characterized by overall wealth, fashionable style, confidence, the "popular kids" vary from school to school. Depending on what school you go to, they can be intelligent, intelligent but dumb themselves down, or just downright idiots. They come in all shapes and sizes, from petite brunettes to towering blondes. Most of them throw/attend the best parties in town, date the hottest girls/boys in town, and wear the most envy-worthy clothes in town.


Popular boys are often exceedingly confident, to the point where they are arrogant. They can dress preppy, in Polo and Vineyard Vines, or some take the gangsta approach and try to dress ghetto (even though most of them are white and all of them are rich.) The boys are mostly on sports teams, USUALLY lacrosse, football. Occasionally you may find a runner or a soccer player amongst them. If one of them doesn't play a sport, he has to become a clown to stay in the group. Clowns are those funny-to-the-point-where-they're-desperate kids who try to make fun of everyone and everything. Everyone always laughs along because they're Popular, but the actual funny-ness of their jokes is only so-so. Some of the boys are complete morons, some are A students. But all of them have no respect for teachers and frequently attend detention for it. You also might get a rare "Popular Nerd" in the mix, this kid is a complete dork who is allowed to hang with the popular kids to do their homework and be the butt of their jokes and pranks. The Popular Nerd is often changed on a weekly basis, unless he changes his ways and becomes a permanent asset to the group. These boys, although they brag of glory in battle, rarely actually physically fight, lest they hurt themselves. They are often quite manipulative, sometimes more so then the girls they hang out with.


Much like their male counterparts, the Popular Girls have a certain icy confidence that they flaunt, usually to make others feel unworthy. This confidence usually comes from hyper-competitive, overbearing, rich parents who constantly spoil their brats. These girls hang out together in the same cliques they have since pre-K everyday after school. Some are naturally intelligent, but most dumb themselves down in order to become more appealing to (shallow) boys. Thus, many of them befriend "The Popular Nerd" and manipulate him into doing homework for them. Some may seem nice, and, hey, in your school, they might actually be nice. But often, they are just shallow, insecure girls. They are usually catty and fight amongst themselves over boys and status using advanced psychological warfare. Their hair is always perfect, whether is be blonde, brunette, or red, and is usually straightened. Their skin is mostly clear and smooth, and rarely you see one that's not in excellent physical condition. Much unlike their male counterparts, they suck up to teachers, big time. We're talking cupcakes, brownies, surprise parties. It's creepy, but it sometimes is the difference between a C+ and a B-. They may treat you nicely one day, but don't count on that 'Hello!' in the hallway the next day. Often, they have this notion that they are actually better then everyone else.

Boys and girls usually start drinking in 8th/9th grade and stomach pumps are a norm. Rarely do they get involved with drugs, the alcohol consumption is just a desperate cry for parental attention. It's quite sad. Some girls will start cutting themselves and sleeping around quite a lot. The rest of their group will usually look down on this behavior (even though they've been known to sleep around too) and possibly will shun the offender. Some of the boys will be ousted too, charged with "not being funny enough" or "not getting enough babes." Those ousted will usually go down one of two roads. Either they'll wake up and start trying to improve their academic performance OR they'll sink deeper into partying and alcohol. For the remaining popular group, the future is not always clear. Sure, they say they'll be friends forever, but in a few years, being popular won't matter. It's college time. Some of them will get into great schools and probably take over Daddy's business and produce one or two Popular babies with their Popular spouses. But the others? Maybe get into a decent/average college. Do averagely. And end up working for the nerds in your high school/other high schools. Live an average life. Not a miserable one, just average. Never do anything particularly extraordinary. Have a couple of kids, maybe. But the glory days of high school are gone, and are never coming back.....

GEEK: I hate those popular kids with their sports and parties and....

ME: Calm down. In a few years, all of that will end and they'll be working for us. Just focusing on getting good grades and you'll be fine.

GEEK: Oh, okay. I guess that makes sense.....
by Jessica Strong February 18, 2009
In Britain, popularity seems to be different to in the US. Instead of wealthy or never seeming to feel pain, these low-life individuals normally have split-up families, are almost always working class and are what a lot of people call 'chavs'.

The girls dress like prostitutes, are usually thick and are total bitches to everyone but other popular kids.

The guys always act tuff and are almost always into rugby or football. The normally put on low voices and are normally chavvy themselves. The push people around in the corridor like bulldozers and are all-round general dickheads.
Hey, you see those popular kids? Complete dickheads.
by coolguy54 January 27, 2013
Cocky brats who think they are better than everyone else.
Popular Kids-Were so much cooler than you.
by Killerhaze07 May 15, 2016
Annoying kids who no one really likes. They all pretend to be friends but talk about each other when the persons back is turned. They also tend to act stupidly and have no common sense. A few of them somehow get into honors classes, where they do badly and annoying the serious students. There are also kids who think that they are part of the popular group which makes them twice as annoying.
Popular Girl-OMG you're my best friend! -they walk away- I hate that girl!

"Those popular kids are so stupid. How the heck did they get into the honors class??"
by Casey Hunter March 31, 2010
People who think they are so cool cuz they are athletic or wear brands like Abercrombie & Fitch. They only hang out with each other and really, everyone else is popular but them cuz the seclude themselves from our big group of friends ( nerds, theater geeks, quiet kids, mental issues) but really they are the ones with no other friends and EVERYBODY hates them. At least im my school... they even refer to themselves as popular! * im in sixth grade*
Popular Kid: omg! Im dating James! He is like, so cute!
Theater geek: *glares* I HATE YOU!!!!
me: ur not popular. nobody likes you. James is amazingly cute but you shouldnt date him. WE SHOULD ALL HAVE THAT EQUAL CHANCE!
my bff: oooh james is cute! Hey james wanna go out!
James(popular kid): get the F**** away im dating Nikki.

~true story~ nobody likes Popular Kids except themselves!
by *JustSing* March 12, 2013
loud, fake, annoying, and all around a good time
i’m going to hang out with the popular kids today at the party.
by benjammin17 March 19, 2019
Boys- The popular boys usually play sports, except for the "funny" one. They are usually in NIKE sportswear and are the envy of every other guy, mainly because they know the pretty girls.

girls- they are always up on the fashion andusually never have bad hair. Their skin glows and is usually acne free. Popular girls usually have that glow of confidence that everyone notices, they always look good no matter what. They can usually be found parading around school in cheer leading uniforms or Varsity Softball jackets.

almost populars- The kids who know all the popular kids and can sometimes fit in with the group. Some of the popular kids are still mean to them but most arent. They might be tjust a little too wierd or awkward to make the cut of being popular.

Summary- popular kids are the kids who everyone looks at with envy. They have the right friends, right parties, the right style, the right everything.
look in your schools hallways and find the kids who are fashionable, goodlooking, and always seem to be having fun. because those are the popular kids.
by MissiParks June 12, 2012