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Idioms about pop

    a pop, Slang. each; apiece: five orchids at $30 a pop.
    pop the question, Informal. to propose marriage: They dated for two years before he popped the question.

Origin of pop

1
First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English verb poppen “to strike”; of expressive origin

regional variations of pop

19. See soda pop.

Other definitions for pop (2 of 8)

pop2
[ pop ]
/ pɒp /

adjective
of or relating to popular songs: pop music; pop singers.
of or relating to pop art.
reflecting or aimed at the tastes of the general masses of people: pop culture; pop novels.
noun
popular music: It's the first time she's sung pop.
pop art.

Origin of pop

2
First recorded in 1860–65; shortening of popular

Other definitions for pop (3 of 8)

pop3
[ pop ]
/ pɒp /

noun Informal.

Origin of pop

3
First recorded in 1820–30; short form of poppa

Other definitions for pop (4 of 8)

pop4
[ pop ]
/ pɒp /

noun
a frozen ice or ice-cream confection on a stick: Two lemon pops, please.

Origin of pop

4
Probably shortening ofPopsicle

Other definitions for pop (5 of 8)

POP

abbreviation

Other definitions for pop (6 of 8)

pop.

abbreviation
popular.
popularly.
population.

Other definitions for pop (7 of 8)

p.o.p.

abbreviation
point-of-purchase.

Other definitions for pop (8 of 8)

P.O.P.

abbreviation
point-of-purchase.
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How to use pop in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for pop (1 of 5)

See also pop off, pop-up

Word Origin for pop

C14: of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for pop (2 of 5)

pop2
/ (pɒp) /

noun
  1. music of general appeal, esp among young people, that originated as a distinctive genre in the 1950s. It is generally characterized by a strong rhythmic element and the use of electrical amplification
  2. (as modifier)pop music; a pop record; a pop group
informal a piece of popular or light classical music
adjective
informal short for popular

British Dictionary definitions for pop (3 of 5)

pop3
/ (pɒp) /

noun
an informal word for father
informal a name used in addressing an old or middle-aged man

British Dictionary definitions for pop (4 of 5)

POP

abbreviation for
point of presence: a device that enables access to the internet
internet post office protocol: a protocol which brings e-mail to and from a mail server
Post Office Preferred (size of envelopes, etc)
persistent organic pollutant

British Dictionary definitions for pop (5 of 5)

pop.

abbreviation for
popular
popularly
population
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