Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A form of urban dance originating in California in the late 1970s, involving rhythmic contractions of the dancer's muscles to accent the beat, usually performed to funk music.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of smearing the face with white lead (ceruse).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • a. & n. from pop.
  • (Cricket) See under Crease.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A funk dance.
  • verb Present participle of pop.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork

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Examples

  • In this context, the term popping describes clustered balls or bubbles of interspersed conduit energies that abruptly pop up and down the same way corn reshapes and redefines itself when confined in a hot container.

    Arcturian Songs of the Masters of Light

  • In this context, the term popping describes clustered balls or bubbles of interspersed conduit energies that abruptly pop up and down the same way corn reshapes and redefines itself when confined in a hot container.

    Arcturian Songs of the Masters of Light

  • If it were, I could understand the title popping into their heads automatically.

    The Fountainhead

  • You can almost hear college basketball fans across the country do double takes when they see his name popping up in the headlines after all these years.

    SI.com

  • You got to keep your name popping, until others keep it popping for you.

    Pimpology

  • You got to keep your name popping, until others keep it popping for you.

    Pimpology

  • You got to keep your name popping, until others keep it popping for you.

    Pimpology

  • An XM listener warned me that I had better pay attention to Simmonds before last season started, so it didn’t surprise me to find his name popping up on my index after one month of play.

    Higgins Hockey Fantasy Index 2010–2011

  • An XM listener warned me that I had better pay attention to Simmonds before last season started, so it didn’t surprise me to find his name popping up on my index after one month of play.

    Higgins Hockey Fantasy Index 2010-2011

  • An XM listener warned me that I had better pay attention to Simmonds before last season started, so it didn’t surprise me to find his name popping up on my index after one month of play.

    Higgins Hockey Fantasy Index 2010–2011

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