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pop

verb \ ˈpäp \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pop

popped; popping
transitive verb
1 : to strike or knock sharply : hit
2 : to push, put, or thrust suddenly and often deftly
  • pops a grape into her mouth
  • popped in a CD
3 : to cause to explode or burst open
  • popped some popcorn
  • pop the trunk
4 : to fire at : shoot
5 : to take (pills) especially frequently or habitually
6 : to open with a pop
  • pop a cold beer
intransitive verb
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 (such as a point of attachment) usually suddenly or unexpectedly
c : to be or become striking or prominent
  • colors that pop
  • … a mild sauce punctuated with tiny dried shrimp that pop with salinity.
  • — John Kessler
2 : to make or burst with a sharp sound
  • a balloon popped
3 : to protrude from the sockets
  • eyes popping with amazement
4 : to shoot with a firearm
5 : to hit a pop fly often used with up or out
pop the question
: 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 and Etymology of pop

Middle English poppen, of imitative origin

pop Synonyms


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pop

noun

Definition of pop

1 : a sharp explosive sound
2 : a shot from a gun
3 : soda pop
4 : pop fly
5 : power to hit a baseball hard
  • a hitter with some pop in his bat
6 : a drink or shot of alcohol
7 : a small portion of something that makes a vivid impression
  • … clean lines … set off by bright pops of color …
  • — Catherine Piercy
a pop
1 : for each one : apiece
  • tickets at $10 a pop
2 : for each attempt
  • rushed for an average of five yards a pop

First Known Use of pop

1591


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pop

adverb

Definition of pop

: like or with a pop : suddenly often used interjectionally

First Known Use of pop

circa 1625


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pop

noun

Definition of pop

: father

Origin and Etymology of pop

short for poppa


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pop

adjective

Definition of pop

1 : popular
  • pop music
: such 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 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 and Etymology of pop

by shortening


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pop

noun

Definition of pop

1 : popular music
2 : pop art
3 : pop culture

First Known Use of pop

1935


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pop

abbreviation

Definition of pop

population

POP

abbreviation

Definition of POP

point of purchase

Financial Definition of POP

POP

What It Is

Public offering price (POP) refers to the price at which shares of a company are issued in an initial public offering (IPO)

How It Works

When a company issues stock for the first time as part of an IPO, the underwriting investment bank is responsible for determining the stock's public offering price (POP). The POP is based on numerous variables including, but not limited to, the stock prices of similarly-valued companies in the same industry, the issuing company's growth potential and the issuing company's current value as expressed by its financial statements.

Why It Matters

The prices of stocks established in the market are determined by supply and demand. A POP, by contrast, is determined by fiat and reflects how a few individuals believe a share's worth of a company should be valued rather than what investors would necessarily be willing to pay based on market forces.



POP Defined for English Language Learners

pop

verb

Definition of pop for English Language Learners

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

  • : to make a short, loud noise

  • : to cook (popcorn)


pop

adjective

Definition of pop for English Language Learners

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

  • : of or relating to popular music


POP Defined for Kids

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pop

verb \ ˈpäp \

Definition of pop for Students

popped; popping
1 : to burst or cause to burst with a short loud sound
  • The balloon popped.
2 : to cause to open suddenly
  • Blackbeard slid a hidden button and popped up the lid.
  • —Jon Scieszka, The Not-So-Jolly Roger
3 : to go, come, or appear suddenly or unexpectedly
  • Let's pop in for a visit.
  • An idea popped into my head.
4 : to put into or onto quickly or suddenly
  • I popped a grape into my mouth.
5 : to stick out
  • Their eyes were popping with surprise.
6 : to shoot with a gun
7 : 1hit[1]

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pop

noun

Definition of pop for Students

1 : a short loud sound
2 : soda pop


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