Dictionary.com

pop fly

Save This Word!

noun Baseball.
a high fly ball hit to the infield or immediately beyond it that can easily be caught before reaching the ground.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Also called pop-up.

Origin of pop fly

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use pop fly in a sentence

FEEDBACK