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Dictionary Definition

pop adj : (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people) [syn: popular]

Noun

1 an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk [syn: dad, dada, daddy, pa, papa, pappa, pater]
2 a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring; "in New England they call sodas tonics" [syn: soda, soda pop, soda water, tonic]
3 a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork [syn: popping]
4 music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered-down version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love [syn: pop music] adv : like a pop or with a pop; "everything went pop"

Verb

1 bulge outward; "His eyes popped" [syn: protrude, pop out, bulge, bulge out, bug out, come out]
2 hit a pop-fly; "He popped out to shortstop"
3 make a sharp explosive noise; "The cork of the champagne bottle popped"
4 fire a weapon with a loud explosive noise; "The soldiers were popping"
5 cause to make a sharp explosive sound; "He popped the champagne bottle"
6 appear suddenly or unexpectedly; "The farm popped into view as we turned the corner"; "He suddenly popped up out of nowhere" [syn: crop up, pop up]
7 put or thrust suddenly and forcefully; "pop the pizza into the microwave oven"; "He popped the petit-four into his mouth"
8 release suddenly; "pop the clutch"
9 hit or strike; "He popped me on the head"
10 drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work" [syn: toss off, bolt down, belt down, pour down, down, drink down, kill]
11 take drugs, especially orally; "The man charged with murder popped a valium to calm his nerves"
12 cause to burst with a lound, explosive sound; "The child popped the balloon"
13 burst open with a sharp, explosive sound; "The balloon popped"; "This popcorn pops quickly in the microwave oven" [also: popping, popped]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /pɒp
  • Rhymes with: -ɒp

Etymology 1

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

Noun

  1. A loud, sharp sound as of a cork coming out of a bottle.
    Listen to the pop of a Champagne cork.
  2. In the context of "uncountable|colloquial": an effervescent or fizzy drink most frequently nonalcoholic; soda pop.
  3. Shortened from pop shot, take 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.
  4. a portion, a quantity dispensed.
    They cost 50 pence a pop.
Derived terms

Verb

  1. to burst something
    The boy with the pin popped the balloon.
  2. to act suddenly, unexpectedly or quickly.
  3. to hit.
    He gave me a pop on the nose.
  4. to ejaculate.
Other

Interjection

  1. Sound made in imitation of the sound.
Translations
the interjection

Etymology 2

From papa or poppa

Noun

  1. Affectionate form of father.
    My pop used to tell me to do my homework every night.
See also
Translations

Etymology 3

From |popular, by shortening

Adjective

  1. Popular.
Translations

Etymology 1

unknown

Noun

  1. octopus

Synonyms

Etymology 2

abbreviation of popular

Adjective

  1. popular

Croatian

Noun

  1. priest

Dutch

Noun

  1. doll

French

Adjective

  1. (From the English word) pop (popular).

Noun

  1. pop, pop music

Synonyms

Spanish

Noun

  1. popcorn italbrac Uruguay

Synonyms

Extensive Definition

Pop may refer to:
A truncation of popular:
  • Pop music, a common type of popular music
  • Pop art, an art movement of the 1960s and 1970s
  • Pop culture, any widespread cultural elements in a society
In media:
In computing:
In technology:
In food:
In science:
Entertainment:
Pop may also refer to:
pop in Czech: Pop
pop in Welsh: Pop
pop in German: Pop
pop in Spanish: Pop (desambiguación)
pop in Esperanto: POP
pop in French: Pop
pop in Indonesian: Pop
pop in Icelandic: Pop
pop in Italian: POP
pop in Hebrew: פופ (פירושונים)
pop in Dutch: Pop
pop in Japanese: POP
pop in Norwegian: Pop
pop in Polish: Pop
pop in Portuguese: Pop
pop in Russian: Поп
pop in Simple English: POP
pop in Slovak: Pop
pop in Slovenian: Pop
pop in Serbian: Поп (вишезначна одредница)
pop in Chinese: Pop

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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