- to cause to become out of breath or fatigued; exhaust: Climbing that mountain pooped the whole group.
- poop out,
- to cease from or fail in something, as from fear or exhaustion: When the time for action came, they all pooped out and went home instead.
- to break down; stop functioning: The heater has pooped out again.
Origin of poop2
- a raised structure at the stern of a vessel, esp a sailing ship
- See poop deck
- (tr) (of a wave or sea) to break over the stern of (a vessel)
- (intr) (of a vessel) to ship a wave or sea over the stern, esp repeatedly
- (tr; usually passive) to cause to become exhausted; tirehe was pooped after the race
- (intr usually foll by out) to give up or fail, esp through tirednesshe pooped out of the race
- US and Canadian slang
- information; the facts
- (as modifier)a poop sheet
- to defecate
- faeces; excrement
Word Origin and History for poop out
"stern deck of a ship," c.1400, from Middle French poupe "stern of a ship" (14c.), from Old Provençal or Italian poppa, from Latin puppis "poop, stern," of uncertain origin. Poop deck attested by 1779.
"excrement," 1744, a children's euphemism, probably of imitative origin. The verb in this sense is from 1903. Cf. the same word in the sense "to break wind softly," attested from 1721, earlier "to make a short blast on a horn" (late 14c.). Meaning "stupid or dull person" is from 1915. Pooper-scooper attested from 1970.
"up-to-date information," 1941, in poop sheet, U.S. Army slang, of unknown origin, perhaps from poop (n.2).
"become tired," 1931, of unknown origin (see pooped). Related: Pooping.
Idioms and Phrases with poop out
Tire out, exhaust, as in I ran about ten miles, but then I was too pooped out to go on.
Quit, decide not to participate, especially at the last minute. For example, We had about twenty signed up for the seminar, but then half of them pooped out. [Slang; late 1800s]