Pop definition

pŏp
To burst open with a short, sharp, explosive sound.
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To open wide suddenly.

The child's eyes popped with astonishment.

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To move quickly or unexpectedly; appear abruptly.

At last the cottage popped into view.

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To cause to open with a sharp bursting sound.

Popped the hood of the car to check the oil.

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To shoot a firearm, such as a pistol.
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To be exciting.

A club that really pops at night.

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To have the eustachian tubes open suddenly, equalizing pressure on both sides of the eardrum in response to changes in atmospheric pressure, as in a descending airplane.

After I swallowed, my ears popped.

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To be visually striking.

A logo that really pops.

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To cause to make a sharp bursting sound.
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To cause to explode with a sharp bursting sound.

Popped the balloon.

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Father.
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Any carbonated, nonalcoholic beverage.
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(baseball) To hit the ball high into the air, usually not beyond the infield.
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To put or thrust suddenly or unexpectedly.
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A shot with a firearm.
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(baseball) A pop fly.
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With a popping sound.
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Abruptly or unexpectedly.
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Of or for the general public; popular or popularized.

Pop culture; pop psychology.

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Of, relating to, or specializing in popular music.

A pop singer.

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Of or suggestive of pop art.

A pop style.

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Popular music.
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Point of purchase.
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Proof of purchase.
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Population.
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A sudden short, light explosive sound.
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A shot as with a revolver or rifle.
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To move, go, come, etc. suddenly and, usually, unexpectedly.

To pop into a room; new problems kept popping up.

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(slang) To offer to pay.

I'll pop for lunch.

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(UK) To place (something) (somewhere).

Just pop it in the fridge for now.

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To make a short, sharp, explosive sound.
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(baseball) To hit a short high fly ball, especially one that can be caught by an infielder.

Popped out to shortstop.

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(computers) Point of presence.
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To have (a drink).

Popped a few beers after work.

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A sudden sharp, explosive sound.
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A frozen confection consisting of ice cream or flavored ice on the end of a small stick.
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To make, or burst with, a short, light, explosive sound.
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To open wide suddenly, or protrude, as with amazement.
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To shoot a firearm.
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To cause to pop.
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To put suddenly, quickly, or unexpectedly.

To pop one's head in at the door.

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(slang) To swallow (a pill, capsule, etc.)
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Familiar term of address to any elderly man.
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Intended for the popular taste, esp. as exploited commercially.

Pop culture, pop psychology.

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(baseball) A ball hit high in the air, usually not beyond the infield.
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Pop is a kind of music that is generally liked by most people and that is considered to be commercially successful among the mainstream.

An example of pop is The Backstreet Boys.

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The definition of pop is something that is generally liked by the masses.

An example of pop is music that most people like.

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Pop is a noise inside of your ears when pressure equalizes or when your eyes getting big when you see something impressive.

An example of pop is what your ears do when the plane comes back down to the ground.

An example of pop is what happens to your eyes when you see a really gorgeous person or piece of art.

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(baseball) To hit (a ball) high in the air but not far.
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To release (a clutch) suddenly.
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(slang) To take into legal custody; arrest.
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To discharge (a firearm).
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To fire at; shoot.
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To take (drugs), especially orally.
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Pop art.
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To fire (a pistol, etc.)
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To shoot.
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With or like a pop.
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Designating or of a representational art style, esp. in painting and sculpture, using techniques and popular subjects adapted from commercial art, such as comic strips, posters, etc., and the mass media.

A pop artist.

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Designating or of music popular with the general public.

A pop singer, a pop album.

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Pop culture.
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Pop art.
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Pop music.
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A pop song, concert, etc.
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Popular.
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Popularly.
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Population.
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Point of purchase.
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Point Of Presence. The point at which an interexchange carrier (IXC) establishes a physical presence in a geographic area, and at which the local exchange carriers (LECs) terminate access services. The term GigaPOP is sometimes used in reference to a POP with bandwidth in the Gbps range. See also access circuit, GigaPOP, LEC, and IXC.
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Post Office Protocol. An IETF standard for a store-and-forward service used by a client to retrieve e-mail from a remote server over an IP network. The current version is POP3 (Post Office Protocol version 3). See also client, e-mail, IETF, IP, POP3, and server.
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(countable) A loud, sharp sound as of a cork coming out of a bottle.

Listen to the pop of a champagne cork.

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(uncountable, colloquial) An effervescent or fizzy drink, most frequently nonalcoholic; soda pop.
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(countable, colloquial) A bottle, can, or serving of effervescent or fizzy drink, most frequently nonalcoholic; soda pop.

Go in the store and buy us three pops.

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Shortened from pop shot: a quick, possibly unaimed, shot with a firearm. Possibly confusion, by assonance, with pot as in pot shot.

The man with the gun took a pop at the rabbit.

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(colloquial) A portion, a quantity dispensed.

They cost 50 pence a pop.

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(computing) The removal of a data item from the top of a stack.
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A bird, the European redwing.
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(ergative) To burst (something): to cause to burst.

The boy with the pin popped the balloon.

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To hit.

He popped me on the nose.

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(computing) To remove (a data item) from the top of a stack.
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(slang) To swallow (a tablet of a drug).
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(informal) To perform (a move or stunt) while riding a board or vehicle.
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(intransitive, of the ears) To undergo equalization of pressure when the Eustachian tubes open.

My ears popped as the aeroplane began to ascend.

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To make a pop, or sharp, quick sound.

The muskets popped away on all sides.

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To enter, or issue forth, with a quick, sudden movement; to move from place to place suddenly; to dart; with in, out, upon, etc.
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To burst open with a pop, when heated over a fire.

This corn pops well.

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To stand out, to be visually distinctive.
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Sound made in imitation of the sound.
interjection
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(colloquial) Affectionate form of father.

My pop used to tell me to do my homework every night.

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(used attributively in set phrases) Popular.
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Pop music.
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A social club and debating society at Eton College.
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The body of college prefects.
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(also in plural) A popular classical music concert.
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Pop is to make a sudden, short, explosive noise or is the action of causing something to make such a noise.

An example of pop is the sound that a balloon makes when a pin is stuck into it.

An example of pop is the act of sticking a pin into a balloon.

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To hit or strike.

Popped me on the head.

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(baseball) To hit (the ball) high in the air, usually not beyond the infield.
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a pop
  • Apiece; each:
    Tickets to the benefit were $100 a pop.
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(informal) pop the question
  • To propose marriage.
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a pop
  • for each one; per person, per attempt, etc.
    We paid $5 a pop to get in; a punter averaging 40 yards a pop.
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(informal) pop off
  • to die suddenly
  • to speak or write thoughtlessly, emotionally, or angrily
  • to leave hastily
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pop the question
  • to propose marriage
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pop
Plural:
pops1

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of pop

  • Middle English poppen from pop a blow, stroke of imitative origin

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

  • Short for popular

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

  • Short for papa

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

  • Origin uncertain. The OED suggests either from (lolli)pop ("because the meetings were held in the rooms of Mrs Hatton, who kept the lollipop shop"), or from Latin popÄ«na (“cookshop"). The second sense derives from the first.

    From Wiktionary

  • Onomatopoeic - used to describe the sound, or short, sharp actions.

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortened from popular (concert).

    From Wiktionary

  • From popular, by shortening.

    From Wiktionary

  • From papa or poppa

    From Wiktionary