A man uses a mop.
- 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 bundle of loose rags or strands of yarn, a sponge, etc. fastened to the end of a long 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
transitive verbmopped, mop′ping
- to bring to an end; finish
- to defeat completely
- to clear (an area) of isolated or scattered remnants of beaten enemy forces
- to kill or capture (such remnants)
- Informal to finish a task
mop (up) the floor with
intransitive verbmopped, mop′ping
Origin of mopfrom or akin to Middle Dutch moppen, Middle High German muffen, to grimace: for base see mope
- 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, 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.