Definitions

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  • noun also in plural A popular classical music concert.
  • noun Originally, a social club and debating society at Eton College; now the body of college prefects.

Etymologies

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Shortened from popular (concert).

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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 popīna ("cookshop").

Examples

  • Of course it is quite a stretch to apply the label Pop to Rauschenberg, an artist best known for his radical Combines, such as "Monogram" (1955-59), a mixed-media work that includes a stuffed goat wrapped in an automobiles tire.

    Attack of the Hipsters

  • Millie Hilgert of Miss Courageous turns found objects into what she calls Pop Art.

    Green Crafter Profile: Miss Courageous

  • The man holds a giant Tootsie Pop, with the word "Pop" occupying the center of the collage at eye level.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The man holds a giant Tootsie Pop, with the word "Pop" occupying the center of the collage at eye level.

    NYT > Home Page

  • In the business I am still somewhat active in we have many sports items we bring to events including pool & ping pong tables, Foosball and air hockey and what we call Pop-A Shots.

    Epinions Recent Content for Home

  • I may be the first to coin the term Pop Software …

    Techmeme

  • I may be the first to coin the term Pop Software …

    Techmeme

  • Annalee is the editor of io9. com and the author of Pretend We're Dead: Capitalist Monsters in American Pop Culture.

    MIND MELD: If We Ran Battlestar Galactica

  • I would like to know how to get a school license for Brain Pop so the teachers in my building can utilize this resource.

    BrainPOP - Q & A Feature | BrainPOP Educators

  • I made the costume for Halloween and possibly for promoting Moby at Brain Pop workshops for teachers.

    2009 November | BrainPOP Educators

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