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vox pop

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Pronunciation: /vɒks ˈpɒp
 
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Definition of vox pop in English:

noun

[mass noun] British informal
Popular opinion as represented by informal comments from members of the public, especially when broadcast or published: paragraphs of vox pop
More example sentences
  • During two hours of vox pop he was unable to find a single New Yorker in support of it.
  • The crew also went outside and did some vox pop with a number of people who volunteered.
  • The Evening Standard did a vox pop at one of the Beacon Primary schools in my ward.

Origin

1960s: abbreviation of vox populi.

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