popgun

[ pop-guhn ]
/ ˈpɒpˌgʌn /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for popgun

popgun
/ (ˈpɒpˌɡʌn) /

noun

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