popgun

[ pop-guhn ]
/ ˈpɒpˌgʌn /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. popery,
  2. popette,
  3. popeye,
  4. popeye catalufa,
  5. popeyed,
  6. popinac,
  7. popinjay,
  8. popish,
  9. popish plot,
  10. popishly

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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