All of a sudden, "normal, everyday, in-no-way-employed-by-Philip Morris Americans" were popping up everywhere.
As Prime Minister Mario Monti resigns, Silvio Berlusconi is popping up everywhere.
And now, after all this time, here he is again, popping up on the Today show and 60 Minutes to remind people of that road.
To sit there drinking scotch and popping Xanax and praying that everything would be OK?
I was nervous, popping Tums and straining to appear collected.
Some of the boys heard me also, and I could see the heads of all of them popping up in interest from the banks of the stream.
In the silences Captain Candage could hear the popping of champagne corks.
From the staterooms came shrill outbursts of popular melody, punctuated with the popping of champagne corks.
His popping eyes ached from trying to see into the darkness around them.
"I forgot to mention there's a trifling reward for his capture," cried Shotbolt, popping his head from under the cloth.
"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'']