pop
I. verb (popped; popping) Etymology: Middle English poppen, of imitative origin Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to strike or knock sharply ; hit 2. to push, put, or thrust suddenly and often deftly <
pops a grape into her mouth
>
<
popped in a CD
>
3. to cause to explode or burst open <
popped some popcorn
>
<
pop the trunk
>
4. to fire at ; shoot 5. to take (pills) especially frequently or habitually 6. to open with a pop <
pop a cold beer
>
intransitive verb 1. a. to go, come, or appear suddenly — often used with up <
images popping up on the screen
>
<
pop in for a visit
>
b. to escape or break away from something (as a point of attachment) usually suddenly or unexpectedly 2. to make or burst with a sharp sound <
a balloon popped
>
3. to protrude from the sockets <
eyes popping with amazement
>
4. to shoot with a firearm 5. to hit a pop fly — often used with up or out II. noun Date: 1591 1. a sharp explosive sound 2. a shot from a gun 3. soda pop 4. pop fly 5. power to hit a baseball hard <
a hitter with some pop in his bat
>
6. a drink or shot of alcohol III. adverb Date: 1621 like or with a pop ; suddenly — often used interjectionally IV. noun Etymology: short for poppa Date: 1838 father V. adjective Etymology: by shortening Date: 1880 1. popular <
pop music
>
: as a. of or relating to popular music <
pop singer
>
b. of or relating to the popular culture disseminated through the mass media <
pop psychology
>
<
pop grammarians
>
<
pop society
>
2. a. of or relating to pop art <
pop painter
>
b. having, using, or imitating themes or techniques characteristic of pop art <
pop movie
>
VI. noun Date: 1935 1. popular music 2. pop art 3. pop culture VII. abbreviation population

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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