from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To make a short, sharp, explosive sound.
- intransitive v. To burst open with a short, sharp, explosive sound.
- intransitive v. To move quickly or unexpectedly; appear abruptly: At last the cottage popped into view.
- intransitive v. To open wide suddenly: The child's eyes popped with astonishment.
- intransitive v. Baseball To hit a short high fly ball, especially one that can be caught by an infielder: popped out to shortstop.
- intransitive v. To shoot a firearm, such as a pistol.
- intransitive v. To release (a clutch) suddenly.
- transitive v. To cause to make a sharp bursting sound.
- transitive v. To cause to explode with a sharp bursting sound: popped the balloon.
- transitive v. To put or thrust suddenly or unexpectedly: "popping a crisp plump shrimp into her mouth” ( Kathleen Winsor).
- transitive v. To discharge (a firearm).
- transitive v. To fire at; shoot.
- transitive v. To hit or strike: popped me on the head.
- transitive v. Baseball To hit (a ball) high in the air but not far.
- transitive v. Slang To take (drugs), especially orally: "To calm a case of the jitters . . . the bride popped Valium” ( People).
- transitive v. Slang To have (a drink): popped a few beers after work.
- n. A sudden sharp, explosive sound.
- n. A shot with a firearm.
- n. Chiefly Midwestern U.S. See soft drink. See Regional Note at tonic.
- n. Baseball A pop fly.
- adv. With a popping sound.
- adv. Abruptly or unexpectedly.
- pop for Informal To pay for: I'll pop for the video if you buy some snacks.
- pop in To visit briefly: just popped by to say hello.
- pop off Informal To leave abruptly or hurriedly.
- pop off Informal To die suddenly.
- pop off Informal To speak thoughtlessly in a burst of released anger.
- idiom a pop Slang Apiece; each: Tickets to the benefit were $100 a pop.
- idiom pop the question Informal To propose marriage.
- n. Informal Father.
- adj. Of or for the general public; popular or popularized: pop culture; pop psychology.
- adj. Of, relating to, or specializing in popular music: a pop singer.
- adj. Of or suggestive of pop art: a pop style.
- n. Popular music.
- n. Pop art.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A loud, sharp sound as of a cork coming out of a bottle.
- n. An effervescent or fizzy drink most frequently nonalcoholic; soda pop.
- n. A bottle, can, or serving of effervescent or fizzy drink, most frequently nonalcoholic; soda pop.
- n. Shortened from pop shot: a quick, possibly unaimed, shot with a firearm. Possibly confusion, by assonance, with pot as in pot shot.
- n. A portion, a quantity dispensed.
- n. The removal of a data item from the top of a stack.
- v. To burst (something): to cause to burst.
- v. To act suddenly, unexpectedly or quickly.
- v. To hit.
- v. To ejaculate.
- v. To remove (a data item) from the top of a stack.
- v. To place (something) (somewhere).
- v. To swallow (a tablet of a drug).
- v. To perform (a move or stunt) while riding a board or vehicle.
- v. To undergo equalization of pressure when the Eustachian tubes open.
- interj. Sound made in imitation of the sound.
- n. Affectionate form of father.
- adj. Popular.
- n. Pop music.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small, sharp, quick explosive sound or report.
- n. A nonalcoholic carbonated beverage; -- so called because it expels the cork with a pop from the bottle containing it
- n. The European redwing.
- intransitive v. To make a pop, or sharp, quick sound.
- intransitive v. To enter, or issue forth, with a quick, sudden movement; to move from place to place suddenly; to dart; -- with in, out, upon, off, etc.
- intransitive v. To burst open with a pop, when heated over a fire.
- transitive v. To thrust or push suddenly; to offer suddenly; to bring suddenly and unexpectedly to notice.
- transitive v. To cause to pop; to cause to burst open by heat, as grains of Indian corn.
- transitive v. To eat or swallow; -- of food, especially snacks, in small pieces.
- adv. Like a pop; suddenly; unexpectedly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a quick sudden explosive report.
- To appear or issue forth with a quick sudden motion; come suddenly into view; also, to disappear suddenly.
- To propose marriage.
- To cause to make a sudden explosive report.
- To thrust forward, or offer suddenly or abruptly; put or thrust suddenly: with in, into, out, or upon.
- To thrust aside or put off abruptly or unexpectedly.
- To put suddenly: as, to pop the question. See phrase below.
- To pawn, or pledge with a pawnbroker.
- n. A smart explosive sound or small report like that made in drawing a cork from a bottle.
- n. An effervescent beverage: so called from the sound made by the expulsion of the cork: as, ginger-pop.
- n. A pistol.
- Suddenly; abruptly; with unexpected entrance or exit.
- To strike.
- To smear (the face) with white lead or other cosmetics; powder (the face).
- n. A stroke.
- n. The redwinged thrush, Turdus iliacus. C. Swainson.
- n. A contraction of popular: as, the Monday pops (popular concerts).
- n. The time during which a reaction or pop safety-valve stays open.
- n. A colloquial shortening of popcorn: as, the golden pops. See maize, 1.
- n. An abbreviation of population.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. bulge outward
- v. release suddenly
- v. hit a pop-fly
- v. drink down entirely
- v. cause to burst with a loud, explosive sound
- v. put or thrust suddenly and forcefully
- v. burst open with a sharp, explosive sound
- adv. like a pop or with a pop
- v. appear suddenly or unexpectedly
- v. take drugs, especially orally
- n. an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
- v. fire a weapon with a loud explosive noise
- adj. (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)
- v. cause to make a sharp explosive sound
- n. a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
- v. make a sharp explosive noise
- v. hit or strike
- n. 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
- n. a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork
Middle English poppen, from pop, a blow, stroke, of imitative origin.
Short for papa.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Onomatopoeic – used to describe the sound, or short, sharp actions. (Wiktionary)
From papa or poppa (Wiktionary)
From popular, by shortening. (Wiktionary)