or pop·up

[ pop-uhp ]
/ ˈpɒpˌʌp /



Nearby words

  1. pop-in,
  2. pop-it,
  3. pop-out,
  4. pop-shop,
  5. pop-top,
  6. pop.,
  7. popayán,
  8. popcorn,
  9. popcorn flower,
  10. popcorn movie

Origin of pop-up

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

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Examples from the Web for pop-up

British Dictionary definitions for pop-up



(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


computing something that appears over or above the open window on a computer screen
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Word Origin and History for pop-up



from 1906 as a type of baseball hit; from pop (v.) + up (adv.). As an adjective from 1934 (of a children's book, later toasters, etc.).

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