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  • n. Father, dad.
  • n. By extension, another man old enough to be the speaker's father.
  • n. Plural form of pop. (the sound and related meanings)
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of pop.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as pop-dock.


From papa 'dad' (Wiktionary)
onomatopoeia (Wiktionary)



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  • "Pistols. Pop shop: a pawnbroker's shop. To pop: to pawn; aslo to shoot. I popt my tatler: I pawned my watch. I popt the cull: I shot the man. His means are two pops and a galloper: that is, he is a highwayman."
    - Francis Grose, 'The Vulgar Tongue'.

    September 18, 2008