popular culture

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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Main Entry:  popular culture
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  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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Example sentences
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.
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