- The definition of a mop is a stick with fabric strips or rope at the end that is used to clean floors, or anything that resembles that cleaning tool.
- An example of a mop is a rope cleaning tool used to clean the kitchen floor.
- An example of a mop is a shaggy hairstyle.
- To mop is to clean or wipe up with a cleaning tool.
An example of mop is to use a paper towel to wipe up a spill.
A man uses a mop.
- a bundle of loose rags or yarns, a sponge, etc. fastened to the end of a stick, as for washing or wiping floors
- anything suggestive of this, as a thick head of hair
Origin of mopEarly Modern English mappe, naut. term ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Walloon mappe ; from Classical Latin mappa, napkin: see map
- to bring to an end; finish
- to defeat completely
- Mil. to clear out or round up isolated or scattered remnants of beaten enemy forces from (a town, battle area, etc.)
- to finish a task
mop (up) the floor with
- A household implement made of absorbent material attached to a typically long handle and used for washing, dusting, or drying floors.
- A loosely tangled bunch or mass: a mop of unruly hair.
verbmopped mopped, mop·ping, mops
Origin of mopEarly Modern English map, mop, probably shortening of Middle English mappel, ultimately (perhaps via Medieval Latin mappula, table cloth) from Latin mappa, towel, cloth; see map.
- An implement for washing floors, or the like, made of a piece of cloth, or a collection of thrums, or coarse yarn, fastened to a handle.
- (humorous) A dense head of hair.
- He ran a comb through his mop and hurried out the door.
- (UK, dialect) A fair where servants are hired.
- (UK, dialect) The young of any animal; also, a young girl; a moppet.
- A made-up face; a grimace.
(third-person singular simple present mops, present participle mopping, simple past and past participle mopped)
mop - Computer Definition
(Millionaire On Paper) People who have wealth tied up in company stock options, which cannot be exercised until a certain date. During the dot-com boom, tens of thousands of MOPs were created, but many unfortunately never cashed in before the stock became worthless. See also MOPS.