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pop

play
verb, \ˈpäp\

Simple Definition of pop

  • : to suddenly break open or come away from something often with a short, loud noise

  • : to make a short, loud noise

  • : to cook (popcorn)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pop

poppedpopping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to strike or knock sharply :  hit

  3. 2 :  to push, put, or thrust suddenly and often deftly <pops a grape into her mouth> <popped in a CD>

  4. 3 :  to cause to explode or burst open <popped some popcorn> <pop the trunk>

  5. 4 :  to fire at :  shoot

  6. 5 :  to take (pills) especially frequently or habitually

  7. 6 :  to open with a pop <pop a cold beer>

  8. intransitive verb
  9. 1 a :  to go, come, or appear suddenly —often used with up <images popping up on the screen> <pop in for a visit> b :  to escape or break away from something (as a point of attachment) usually suddenly or unexpectedly

  10. 2 :  to make or burst with a sharp sound <a balloon popped>

  11. 3 :  to protrude from the sockets <eyes popping with amazement>

  12. 4 :  to shoot with a firearm

  13. 5 :  to hit a pop fly —often used with up or out

pop the question
  1. :  to propose marriage

Examples of pop in a sentence

  1. We heard the sound of corks popping as the celebration began.

  2. One of the buttons popped off my sweater.

  3. Guns were popping in the distance.

  4. We popped some popcorn in the microwave.

  5. The popcorn is done popping.

  6. I didn't mean to say that—it just popped out.

  7. Her shoulder popped out of its socket.

  8. He opened the box, and out popped a mouse.

  9. If you are busy, I can pop back in later.

  10. My neighbor popped in for a visit.



Origin of pop

Middle English poppen, of imitative origin


First Known Use: 15th century


2

pop

noun

Definition of pop

  1. 1 :  a sharp explosive sound

  2. 2 :  a shot from a gun

  3. 3 :  soda pop

  4. 4 :  pop fly

  5. 5 :  power to hit a baseball hard <a hitter with some pop in his bat>

  6. 6 :  a drink or shot of alcohol

a pop
  1. 1 :  for each one :  apiece <tickets at $10 a pop>

  2. 2 :  for each attempt <rushed for an average of five yards a pop>



1591

First Known Use of pop

1591


3

pop

adverb

Definition of pop

  1. :  like or with a pop :  suddenly —often used interjectionally



1621

First Known Use of pop

1621


4

pop

noun

Definition of pop

  1. :  father



Origin of pop

short for poppa


First Known Use: 1838


5

pop

adjective

Simple Definition of pop

  • : of or relating to things that are popular and often talked about on television, in newspapers, etc.

  • : of or relating to popular music

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pop

  1. 1 :  popular <pop music>: as a :  of or relating to popular music <pop singer> b :  of or relating to the popular culture disseminated through the mass media <pop psychology> <pop grammarians> <pop society>

  2. 2 a :  of or relating to pop art <pop painter> b :  having, using, or imitating themes or techniques characteristic of pop art <pop movie>

Examples of pop in a sentence

  1. <uninterested in the pop fiction that most of the other publishing houses happily churned out>



Origin of pop

by shortening


First Known Use: 1880


6

pop

noun

Definition of pop

  1. 1 :  popular music

  2. 2 :  pop art

  3. 3 :  pop culture



1935

First Known Use of pop

1935


7

pop

abbreviation

Definition of pop

  1. population




POP

abbreviation

Definition of POP

  1. point of purchase





POP Defined for Kids

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pop

play
verb \ˈpäp\

Definition of pop for Students

poppedpopping

  1. 1 :  to burst or cause to burst with a short loud sound <The balloon popped.>

  2. 2 :  to cause to open suddenly <Blackbeard slid a hidden button and popped up the lid. — Jon Scieszka, The Not-So-Jolly Roger>

  3. 3 :  to go, come, or appear suddenly or unexpectedly <Let's pop in for a visit.> <An idea popped into my head.>

  4. 4 :  to put into or onto quickly or suddenly <I popped a grape into my mouth.>

  5. 5 :  to stick out <Their eyes were popping with surprise.>

  6. 6 :  to shoot with a gun

  7. 7 :  1hit[1]




2

pop

play
noun

Definition of pop for Students

  1. 1 :  a short loud sound

  2. 2 :  soda pop





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