To mop is to clean or wipe up with a cleaning tool.(verb)
An example of mop is to use a paper towel to wipe up a spill.
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.(noun)
See mop in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Early ModE mappe, naut. term < ? Walloon mappe < L mappa, napkin: see map
See mop in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English mappe
Origin: , perhaps from Old French dialectal, napkin
Origin: , from Latin mappa, towel, cloth; see map.
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