Mop Definition

mŏp
mopped, mopping, mops
noun
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.
Webster's New World
A loosely tangled bunch or mass.
A mop of unruly hair.
American Heritage
Anything suggestive of this, as a thick head of hair.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
(UK, dialect) A fair where servants are hired.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
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verb
mopped, mopping, mops
To wash, rub, wipe, or remove with or as with a mop.
Webster's New World
To use a mop to wash or dry surfaces.
Mopped along the baseboards.
American Heritage
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.
YourDictionary

(intransitive) To make a wry expression with the mouth.

Wiktionary
idiom
mop up
Webster's New World
mop (up) the floor with
  • to defeat decisively
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Mop

Noun

Singular:
mop
Plural:
mops

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Origin of Mop

  • Early Modern English map, mop probably shortening of Middle English mappel ultimately (perhaps via Medieval Latin mappula table cloth) from Latin mappa towel, cloth map

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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