1 of or written in or belonging to the form of modern Greek based on colloquial use
2 of or for the common people; "demotic entertainments"; "demotic speech"; "a poet with a keen ear for demotic rhythms" n : the modern Greek vernacular [syn: Romaic]
EtymologyFirst attested in 1822, from Greek δημοτικος (demotikos) common, vulgar, from Greek δημος (demos) common people."
of or for the common people
- Hungarian: népi, népies
- Russian: народный, простонародный