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Idioms for mop

    mop the floor with. floor (def. 20).

Origin of mop

1
1375–1425; earlier map,late Middle English mappe, apocopated variant of mappel<Medieval Latin mappula a cloth, equivalent to Latin mapp(a) napkin + -ula-ule

Definition for mop (2 of 2)

mop2
[ mop ]
/ mɒp /

verb (used without object), mopped, mop·ping.

to make a disappointed or unhappy face; grimace: an unruly child that mops and mows.

noun

a wry face; grimace.

Origin of mop

2
1560–70; akin to Dutch moppen to pout
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British Dictionary definitions for mop (1 of 3)

mop1
/ (mɒp) /

noun

an implement with a wooden handle and a head made of twists of cotton or a piece of synthetic sponge, used for polishing or washing floors, or washing dishes
something resembling this, such as a tangle of hair

verb mops, mopping or mopped

(tr often foll by up) to clean or soak up with or as if with a mop
See also mop up
C15 mappe, from earlier mappel, from Medieval Latin mappula cloth, from Latin mappa napkin

British Dictionary definitions for mop (2 of 3)

mop2
/ (mɒp) rare /

verb mops, mopping or mopped

(intr) to make a grimace or sad expression (esp in the phrase mop and mow)

noun

such a face or expression
C16: perhaps from Dutch moppen to pour; compare Dutch mop pug dog

British Dictionary definitions for mop (3 of 3)

mop3
/ (mɒp) /

noun

(in various parts of England) an annual fair at which formerly servants were hired
C17: from the practice of servants carrying a mop, broom, or flail, etc, to signify the job sought
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