Idioms for pop

Origin of pop

1
1375–1425; late Middle English (noun) poppe a blow; (v.) poppen to strike; of expressive orig.

regional variation note for pop

19. See soda pop.
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British Dictionary definitions for popping (1 of 4)

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

British Dictionary definitions for popping (2 of 4)

See also pop off, pop-up

Word Origin for pop

C14: of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for popping (3 of 4)

pop2
/ (pɒp) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for popping (4 of 4)

pop3
/ (pɒp) /

noun

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