a high fly ball hit to the infield or immediately beyond it that can easily be caught before reaching the ground.
Do You Remember This Fly 90s Slang?The 90s might be in the past, but that doesn’t mean the language from that decade needs to be. Sure, there are some words we don’t need to hang onto (boo-yah! and not! come to mind), but there are a few we’d like to keep around. So, try out these words from the 90s for those days when you’re feeling especially fly.
Origin of pop fly
An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
Also called pop-up.
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Examples from the Web for pop fly
But this chance went glimmering a few seconds later when a pop-fly was gathered in with ease by the Hixley pitcher.The Rover Boys in the Land of Luck|Edward Stratemeyer