mop

9 ENTRIES FOUND:

1mop

noun \ˈmäp\

: a tool for cleaning floors that has a bundle of cloth or yarn or a sponge attached to a long handle

: a large amount of tangled or untidy hair on a person's head

Full Definition of MOP

1
:  an implement made of absorbent material fastened to a handle and used especially for cleaning floors
2
:  something that resembles a mop; especially :  a thick mass of hair

Origin of MOP

Middle English mappe
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with MOP

2mop

verb

: to clean (a floor) with a mop

: to wipe (something that is wet)

: to wipe (a liquid) from something

moppedmop·ping

Full Definition of MOP

transitive verb
1
:  to use a mop on; specifically :  to clean or clear away by mopping <mop the floors> —often used with up <mop up the spillage>
2
:  to wipe as if with a mop <mopped his brow with a handkerchief>
intransitive verb
:  to clean a surface (as a floor) with a mop
mop·per noun

Examples of MOP

  1. He mopped the sweat from his brow.

First Known Use of MOP

1709

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