pop-up

or pop·up

[ pop-uhp ]
/ ˈpɒpˌʌp /

adjective

noun

Origin of pop-up

1860–65 for def 9; noun, adj. use of verb phrase pop up

Definition for pop up (2 of 2)

Origin of pop

1
1375–1425; late Middle English (noun) poppe a blow; (v.) poppen to strike; of expressive orig.

Regional variation note

19. See soda pop.
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British Dictionary definitions for pop up (1 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 up (2 of 5)

pop-up


adjective

(of an appliance) characterized by or having a mechanism that pops upa pop-up toaster
(of a book) having pages that rise when opened to simulate a three-dimensional form
computing (of a menu on a computer screen, etc) suddenly appearing when an option is selected
(of a shop, restaurant, venue, or other small business) intentionally opening and closing for business within a very short span of timea pop-up shop

verb pop up

(intr, adverb) to appear suddenly from below

noun

computing something that appears over or above the open window on a computer screen

British Dictionary definitions for pop up (3 of 5)

See also pop off, pop-up

Word Origin for pop

C14: of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for pop up (4 of 5)

pop

2
/ (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 up (5 of 5)

pop

3
/ (pɒp) /

noun

an informal word for father
informal a name used in addressing an old or middle-aged man
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Idioms and Phrases with pop up

pop up


Suddenly appear, as in After a brief warm spell all the flowers popped up, or He's constantly popping up where he's least expected.

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