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poop

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[ poop ]
/ pup /
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noun

a superstructure at the stern of a vessel.

verb (used with object)

(of a wave) to break over the stern of (a ship).
to take (seas) over the stern.

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Origin of poop

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First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English pouppe, from Middle French, from Latin puppis “stern of a ship”

Definition for poop (2 of 5)

poop2
[ poop ]
/ pup /

noun Slang.

verb (used without object) Slang.

Origin of poop

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First recorded in 1735–45; earlier “to break wind,” probably the same word as Middle English powpen, popen “to sound or blow a horn”; uncertain if poop3 and poop4 are sense developments or parallel expressive coinages

Definition for poop (3 of 5)

poop3
[ poop ]
/ pup /

verb (used with object) Informal.

to cause to become out of breath or fatigued; exhaust: Climbing that mountain pooped the whole group.

Verb Phrases

poop out, Informal.
  1. to cease from or fail in something, as from fear or exhaustion: When the time for action came, they all pooped out and went home instead.
  2. to break down; stop functioning: The heater has pooped out again.

Origin of poop

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First recorded in 1885–90; perhaps to be identified with poop2

Definition for poop (4 of 5)

poop4
[ poop ]
/ pup /

noun Slang.

relevant information, especially a candid or pertinent factual report; lowdown: Send a reporter to get the real poop on that accident.

Origin of poop

4
An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; origin uncertain; originally military slang; cf. poop sheet

Definition for poop (5 of 5)

poop5
[ poop ]
/ pup /

noun Slang.

a stupid, fussy, or boring person.

Origin of poop

5
First recorded in 1910–15; perhaps shortening of nincompoop
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British Dictionary definitions for poop (1 of 4)

poop1
/ (puːp) nautical /

noun

a raised structure at the stern of a vessel, esp a sailing ship

verb

(tr) (of a wave or sea) to break over the stern of (a vessel)
(intr) (of a vessel) to ship a wave or sea over the stern, esp repeatedly

Word Origin for poop

C15: from Old French pupe, from Latin puppis poop, ship's stern

British Dictionary definitions for poop (2 of 4)

poop2
/ (puːp) /

verb US and Canadian slang

(tr; usually passive) to cause to become exhausted; tirehe was pooped after the race
(intr usually foll by out) to give up or fail, esp through tirednesshe pooped out of the race

Word Origin for poop

C14 poupen to blow, make a sudden sound, perhaps of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for poop (3 of 4)

poop3
/ (puːp) /

noun

US and Canadian slang
  1. information; the facts
  2. (as modifier)a poop sheet

Word Origin for poop

of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for poop (4 of 4)

poop4
/ (puːp) informal /

verb (intr)

to defecate

noun

faeces; excrement

Word Origin for poop

perhaps related to poop ²
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