pop·​per | \ ˈpä-pər How to pronounce popper (audio) \

Definition of popper

1 : one that pops especially : a utensil for popping corn
2 slang : a vial of amyl nitrite or butyl nitrite used illicitly as an inhalational aphrodisiac

Examples of popper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Should the vehicle’s air conditioner shut off while the dog is unattended, a door-popper system would let the dog outside to protect it from heat exhaustion. Eddie Morales, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 Feb. 2022 That said, the jalapeño popper flavors stood out, making for a very flavorful dish that left me wanting more. Allaire Nuss, Health.com, 18 Jan. 2022 Air popping your popcorn in a pot on the stovetop or in an air-popper machine. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 7 Nov. 2021 Auburn’s defense will challenge the Ole Miss offense, but Lane Kiffin should have his popcorn popper ready for this game. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, 28 Oct. 2021 Chances are, many of us have encountered a pompous collar-popper like Jake Lacy’s Shane or an oblivious White man who bumbles through a defense of his privilege like Steve Zahn’s Mark. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 15 Aug. 2021 The bubble popper and measurer will protect your food’s freshness. Chris Hachey, BGR, 19 May 2021 Dad can use this handy popcorn popper for his at-home movie nights and weekend camping trips. Cheyann Neades, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 May 2021 In most of those periods, the Fed played the role of bubble-popper by raising interest rates to rein in asset prices and, usually, inflation. Michael Wursthorn, WSJ, 25 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of popper

1733, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Popper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/popper. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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pop·​per | \ ˈpäp-ər How to pronounce popper (audio) \

Medical Definition of popper

: a vial of amyl nitrite or butyl nitrite especially when used illicitly as an inhalational aphrodisiac

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