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

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Recent Examples on the Web Its popgun cartridge was not much more than a pistol round. David E. Petzal, Field & Stream, "The 10 Most Overrated Cartridges," 22 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of popgun

1649, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of popgun was in 1649

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“Popgun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/popgun. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of popgun

: a toy gun that shoots corks and makes a loud noise

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