Idioms for 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 variation note for pop

19. See soda pop.

Definition 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

Definition for pop (3 of 8)

pop3
[ pop ]
/ pɒp /

noun Informal.

Origin of pop

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

Definition 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 of Popsicle

Definition for pop (5 of 8)

Definition for pop (6 of 8)

pop.

popular.
popularly.
population.

Definition for pop (7 of 8)

p.o.p.

point-of-purchase.

Definition for pop (8 of 8)

P.O.P.

point-of-purchase.
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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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