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  1. a child's toy gun from which a pellet is shot by compressed air, producing a loud pop.
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Origin of popgun

First recorded in 1655–65; pop1 + gun1
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Historical Examples

  • It was like trying to storm a medieval fortress with a popgun.

    Way of the Lawless

    Max Brand

  • It is not a 'big bird' but, after all, I only shoot with a popgun.

  • Grace skedaddled, as consistency required; but with a popgun over her shoulder.


    R. D. Blackmore

  • Let me take your popgun, mate, he said, extending his hand toward Henry.

  • They're jest waitin' fer us to trail on between them, when every man'll let fly with his popgun.

    Indian and Scout

    F. S. Brereton

British Dictionary definitions for popgun


  1. a toy gun that fires a pellet or cork by means of compressed air and makes a popping sound
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