[ pop-awf, -of ]
/ ˈpɒpˌɔf, -ˌɒf /
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a person who generally speaks loudly or irately; indiscreet arguer or complainer.
pertaining to or characteristic of such a person: His popoff remarks cost him many friends.
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Origin of popoff

First recorded in 1940–45; noun, adj. use of verb phrase pop off
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How to use popoff in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for popoff

pop off

verb (intr, adverb) informal
to depart suddenly or unexpectedly
to die, esp suddenly or unexpectedlyhe popped off at the age of sixty
to speak out angrily or indiscreetlyhe popped off at his boss and got fired
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with popoff

pop off


Leave abruptly or hurriedly, as in I'm just going to pop off and mail some letters.


Die suddenly, as in No one expected her to pop off like that. [Colloquial; second half of 1700s]


Speak thoughtlessly in an angry outburst, as in Don't pop off at me—complain to whoever's responsible. [Slang; c. 1930]


pop someone off. Kill someone, as in The sniper popped off at least three men. [Slang; early 1800s] All four usages transfer pop in the sense of “explode” to other kinds of sudden or violent behavior.

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