\ ˈpüp How to pronounce poop (audio) \
pooped; pooping; poops

Definition of poop

 (Entry 1 of 6)

intransitive verb

: defecate So while my wife's horse trotted briskly off into the scenery, looking for low branches to run under, my horse just stood there, eating and pooping— Dave Barry

Definition of poop (Entry 2 of 6)

1 informal : feces, excrement As a brand-new father, a new substance plays a big role in my life: poop.— Scott Kramer As the years go by, there's trouble in paradise, and it isn't just the ubiquitous goose poop.— Katherine Lanpher
2 informal : the act of defecating I have a complaint against dog owners that take their dogs for a walk but do not take a bag, then let their dog stop by people's mailboxes and take a poop.— Billie Johnston
pooped; pooping; poops

Definition of poop (Entry 3 of 6)

intransitive verb

slang : to become exhausted poop out

transitive verb

slang : to put out of breath also : to tire out

Definition of poop (Entry 4 of 6)

1 : an enclosed superstructure at the stern of a ship above the main deck
2 obsolete : stern
pooped; pooping; poops

Definition of poop (Entry 5 of 6)

transitive verb

1 : to break over the stern of
2 : to ship (a sea or wave) over the stern

Definition of poop (Entry 6 of 6)

First Known Use of poop

Verb (1)

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

Noun (1)

circa 1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (2)

1927, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Verb (3)

1727, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (3)

circa 1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for poop

Verb (1)

earlier, to break wind, from Middle English poupen to make a gulping sound, of imitative origin

Verb (2)

origin unknown

Noun (2)

Middle English, from Anglo-French pope, from Latin puppis

Noun (3)

perhaps from poop entry 2

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“Poop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poop. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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