Perhaps, as far as the pop culture sphere is concerned, 2013 really has been the year of Miley.
Most heinously of all, she carried pictures of Western pop stars, notably Celine Dion, on her mobile phone.
The painters and sculptors who pop up in the collection—does their work come from putting these ideas into your writing instead?
It took me just two bites to crunch and pop and slurp and swallow the whole thing, and I was crying as I did so.
With the help of Psy and his “cheesy” dance moves, Korean pop music has made its way overseas in a big way.
I've half a mind to pop in on him tonight and see how he's getting on.
All he has to do is to scramble into that, turn around and then pop his head out.
Instantly every left foot is in stirrup; but before they can swing into the saddle a joyous cry is in their ears, and pop!
I say, Hen, pop in at the Bath on your way home and have a whiskey and soda.
pop made a guilty attempt to appear guileless, and told the farmer that he wished to build a shanty and raise potatoes.
"a hit with an explosive sound," c.1400, of imitative origin. Meaning "flavored carbonated beverage" is from 1812.
A new manufactory of a nectar, between soda-water and ginger-beer, and called pop, because 'pop goes the cork' when it is drawn. [Southey, letter, 1812]Sense of "ice cream on a stick" is from 1923 (see popsicle). Meaning "the (brief) time of a 'pop'" is from 1530s. Pop goes the weasel, a country dance, was popular 1850s in school yards, with organ grinders, at court balls, etc.
"father," 1838, chiefly American English, shortened from papa (1680s), from French papa, from Old French, a children's word, similar to Latin pappa. Form poppa is recorded from 1897.
"having popular appeal," 1926, of individual songs from many genres; 1954 as a noun, as genre of its own; abbreviation of popular; earlier as a shortened form of popular concert (1862), and often in the plural form pops. Pop art first recorded 1957, said to have been in use conversationally among Independent group of artists from late 1954. Pop culture attested from 1959, short for popular culture (attested by 1846).
"cause to make a short, quick sound," mid-15c.; intransitive sense "make a short, quick sound" is from 1570s; imitative. Of eyes, "to protrude" (as if about to burst), from 1670s. Sense of "to appear or put suddenly" (often with up, off, in, etc.) is recorded from mid-15c. Baseball sense of "to hit a ball high in the air" is from 1867. To pop the question is from 1725, specific sense of "propose marriage" is from 1826. Related: Popped; popping.
[all senses related to pop as an echoic term for a sharp noise or a sharp blow; in the first sense, ''ginger beer,'' found by 1836]
Popular; having a very broad audience: Tom Wolfe, the pop journalist
[1910+; found by 1862 in the senses ''a popular concert,'' ''popular music'']