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popular culture

noun
1.
cultural activities or commercial products reflecting, suited to, or aimed at the tastes of the general masses of people.
Also called pop culture.
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Examples from the web for popular culture
  • It doesn't have many references to modern-day events or popular culture.
  • However, fictional humor is slowly giving way to factual absurdities in popular culture, experts say.
  • Possibly, if smokers were also knocked off their comfortable perch within popular culture.
  • They don't strike me as a set of blokes wishing to make high browed statements about the state of popular culture.
  • It has emerged as the standard-bearer for popular culture.
  • These people are in a position to celebrate and promote the popular culture they grew up with.
  • The author is great on popular culture and beaches, less inspired on the nuts and bolts of economics and politics.
  • Moreover, the paranoid style is finding an ever larger home in popular culture.
  • Writers are overrepresented in popular culture, which makes sense.
  • None of this is to imply that the academic world should turn a blind eye to popular culture in general or rap in particular.
Contemporary definitions for popular culture
noun

contemporary lifestyle and items that are well known and generally accepted, cultural patterns that are widespread within a population; also called pop culture

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