Other definitions for Popper (2 of 2)
Sir Karl (Rai·mund) [rey-muhnd], /ˈreɪ mənd/, 1902–1994, British philosopher, born in Austria.
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How to use popper in a sentence
When they got together, he said, they would have sex and sometimes use poppers.‘I Always Felt It Was Creepy’: Stories of Sex With Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash | Maria Elena Fernandez | December 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Deck the table out in red white and blue with poppers, hats and blowers and have bunting all along the street.
With the president surrounded by “a fast Hollywood crowd,” someone offered him amyl nitrite, or “poppers.”Intern's Memoir Details Affair With President Kennedy | Matthew DeLuca | February 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
For the poppers, there is a sexual tension in the blowing up of the balloon.
For the non-poppers, the turn-on is watching the balloon expand and expand.
On top of this came the announcement of Myrtle Poppers engagement to Mr. Pomello, which sent the floor into a fever of excitement.The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
In Costecalde's shop, his opinions gained no credence, for the cap-poppers renounced their chief!Tartarin of Tarascon | Alphonse Daudet
A general glance bestowed upon the good town of Tarascon, and a particular one on "the cap-poppers."Tartarin of Tarascon | Alphonse Daudet
"I can buy corn for you for seed, and I can order poppers enough to supply the city," suggested the Pop-corn man.The Pot of Gold | Mary E. Wilkins
People shook the poppers until their arms were tired, then gave them to others, and sat down to eat.The Pot of Gold | Mary E. Wilkins
British Dictionary definitions for popper (1 of 2)
a person or thing that pops
British an informal name for press stud
mainly US and Canadian a container for cooking popcorn in
slang an amyl nitrite capsule, which is crushed and its contents inhaled by drug users as a stimulant
British Dictionary definitions for Popper (2 of 2)
Sir Karl. 1902–94, British philosopher, born in Vienna. In The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1934), he proposes that knowledge cannot be absolutely confirmed, but rather that science progresses by the experimental refutation of the current theory and its consequent replacement by a new theory, equally provisional but covering more of the known data. The Open Society and its Enemies (1945) is a critique of dogmatic political philosophies, such as Marxism. Other works are The Poverty of Historicism (1957), Conjectures and Refutations (1963), and Objective Knowledge (1972)
- Popperian (pɒˈpɪərɪən), noun, adjective
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