pop·​gun | \ ˈpäp-ˌgən How to pronounce popgun (audio) \

Definition of popgun

: a toy gun that usually shoots a cork and produces a popping sound

Examples of popgun in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But history will recall that the flight occurred more than 60 years after Alan Shepard flew the same popgun trajectory aboard his Freedom 7 Mercury capsule, becoming the first American in space. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 11 July 2021 Compared to California, Florida’s economy is a popgun. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 2021 Its popgun cartridge was not much more than a pistol round. David E. Petzal, Field & Stream, 22 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of popgun

1649, in the meaning defined above

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“Popgun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/popgun. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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