from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An enclosed superstructure at the stern of a ship.
- n. A poop deck.
- transitive v. To break over the stern of (a ship).
- transitive v. To take (a wave) over the stern.
- transitive v. Slang To cause to become fatigued; tire: "Many people stop here, pooped by the short, steep climb” ( Sierra Club Guides to the National Parks).
- poop out Slang To quit because of exhaustion: poop out of a race.
- poop out Slang To decide not to participate, especially at the last moment.
- n. Slang Inside information: She gave me all the poop on the company party.
- n. Slang A person regarded as very disagreeable.
- n. Excrement.
- intransitive v. To defecate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The stern of a ship.
- v. To break seawater with the poop of a vessel, especially the poop deck.
- v. To ship over the stern
- v. To defecate.
- n. The sound of a steam engine's whistle; typically low pitch.
- n. information, facts.
- n. A set of data or general information, written or spoken, usually concerning machinery or a process.
- n. A slothful person.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See 2d poppy.
- intransitive v. To make a noise; to pop; also, to break wind.
- n. A deck raised above the after part of a vessel; the hindmost or after part of a vessel's hull; also, a cabin covered by such a deck. See Poop deck, under deck. See also roundhouse.
- transitive v. To break over the poop or stern, as a wave.
- transitive v. To strike in the stern, as by collision.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The stern or aftermost part of a ship.
- n. A deck above the ordinary deck in the aftermost part of a ship.
- Nautical, to break heavily over the stern or quarter of (a ship); drive in the stern of.
- To trick; cheat; cozen.
- n. In architecture, a poppyhead.
- To break wind.
- n. An act of breaking wind.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a stupid foolish person
- n. obscene terms for feces
- n. the rear part of a ship
- n. slang terms for inside information
Middle English poupe, from Old French, from Latin puppis.
Origin unknown .
Perhaps short for nincompoop.
Possibly from obsolete poop, to break wind, from Middle English poupen, to blow a horn, toot, of imitative origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Recorded since circa 1405, from Middle French poupe, from Italian poppa, from Latin puppis, all meaning "stern of a ship". (Wiktionary)
Origin uncertain, possibly from Middle English poupen. (Wiktionary)
Origin uncertain, perhaps sound imitation. (Wiktionary)
Origin uncertain, perhaps a shortening of nincompoop. (Wiktionary)