Nearby words

  1. poort,
  2. poortith,
  3. pooterish,
  4. pootle,
  5. poove,
  6. pop art,
  7. pop concert,
  8. pop fly,
  9. pop off,
  10. pop psych

Idioms

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.

pop

2
[ pop ]
/ pɒp /

adjective

of or relating to popular songs: pop music; pop singers.
of or relating to pop art.
reflecting or aimed at the tastes of the general masses of people: pop culture; pop novels.

noun

popular music: It's the first time she's sung pop.
pop art.

Origin of pop

2
First recorded in 1860–65; shortening of popular

pop

3
[ pop ]
/ pɒp /

noun Informal.

Origin of pop

3
First recorded in 1820–30; short form of poppa

pop

4
[ pop ]
/ pɒp /

noun

a frozen ice or ice-cream confection on a stick.

Origin of pop

4
probably shortening of Popsicle

POP

pop.

p.o.p.

P.O.P.

Warner

[ wawr-ner ]
/ ˈwɔr nər /

noun

Charles Dud·ley [duhd-lee] /ˈdʌd li/, 1829–1900, U.S. editor and essayist.
Glenn Sco·bey [skoh-bee] /ˈskoʊ bi/, Pop, 1871–1954, U.S. football coach.
Harry Morris,1881–1958, U.S. filmmaker, born in Poland: one of the Warner Brothers.
Jack L(eonard),1892–1978, U.S. film producer, born in Canada.
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British Dictionary definitions for pop
See also pop off, pop-up

Word Origin for pop

C14: of imitative origin

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

noun

an informal word for father
informal a name used in addressing an old or middle-aged man

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

pop.

abbreviation for

popular
popularly
population
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Word Origin and History for pop
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