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gen pop

[ jen-pop ]
/ ˈdʒɛn ˈpɒp /
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noun Slang.
the general population of inmates in a prison, or the cell blocks in which the majority of inmates reside: Gen pop has time to exercise in the yard four days a week.Administrators sometimes remove child molesters from gen pop and send them to solitary for their own safety.Compare solitary confinement.
the general population, especially when considered as the default, as opposed to a distinguishable or designated subgroup: I had a rough transition to the gen pop after my retirement from active duty.An MMO that just drops players into gen pop without a tutorial level shows terrible game design.
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Origin of gen pop

First recorded in 2005–10; shortening of general population
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