pop off

verb

popped off; popping off; pops off

intransitive verb

1
a
: to die unexpectedly
b
: to leave suddenly
2
: to talk thoughtlessly and often loudly or angrily

Examples of pop off in a Sentence

he didn't pop off until the ripe old age of 2
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Word History

First Known Use

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of pop off was in 1764

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“Pop off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pop%20off. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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