popple

noun (1)
pop·​ple | \ ˈpä-pəl How to pronounce popple (audio) \

Definition of popple

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly dialectal

popple

noun (2)

Definition of popple (Entry 2 of 2)

: a choppy sea

First Known Use of popple

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for popple

Noun (1)

Middle English popul, from Old English, from Latin populus

Noun (2)

popple, verb, from Middle English poplen to bubble, ripple, probably of imitative origin

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“Popple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/popple. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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