skin-popped; skin-popping; skin-pops

intransitive verb

: to inject a drug subcutaneously rather than into a vein

transitive verb

: to inject (a drug) by skin-popping
skin-popper noun

Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of skin-pop was in 1951

Dictionary Entries Near skin-pop

Cite this Entry

“Skin-pop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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