He has festered so long on death row and so inflated his profile that fellow inmates now call him “pops.”
He pops from the screen as a charismatic, occasionally messianic “human prism,” as Moss calls him.
I was worried about her, no one had heard from her, and then she just pops back up like nothing happened and comes back to work.
I also love caviar, it screams luxury but it gives a really primal satisfaction with the way it pops in your mouth.
“When you think of makeup, the brand that pops into your mind—for something legit—is MAC,” Rihanna told WWD.
The young bird's mouth is wide open, and in pops the nice spoonful of broth!
If it weren't for men like pops, they'd never've made their fortune.
It was like rolling a ball on the ground, backward and forward, till most unexpectedly it pops into a hole.
What kind of essence does a young man like when he pops the question?
Th' pops is again th' banks an' again the supreme court an again havin' gas that can be blowed out be th' human lungs.
"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'']