Popcorn meaning

pŏp'kôrn'
A small piece, as of polystyrene, used in quantity to protect items during packaging and shipment.
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A variety of Indian corn with small ears and hard, pointed grains which pop open into a white, puffy mass when heated.
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The popped grains, usually salted and buttered for eating.
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(chiefly uncountable) A snack food made from corn kernels popped by dry heating.
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(knitting) A kind of stitch similar to a bobble.
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To stand up or jump up quickly.
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Origin of popcorn

  • Contraction of popped corn
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From popped (shortened) + corn
    From Wiktionary