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pop1 British & World English

Make or cause to make a light explosive sound

pop2 British & World English

Commercial popular music, in particular accessible, tuneful music of a kind popular since the 1950s and sometimes contrasted with rock, soul, or other forms of popular music

pop3 British & World English

Informal term for father.

POP British & World English

Persistent organic pollutant

pop English Thesaurus

champagne corks were popping

pop music in pop2 British & World English

Commercial popular music, in particular accessible, tuneful music of a kind popular since the 1950s and sometimes contrasted with rock, soul, or other forms of popular music

PoP in POP British & World English

Point of presence, denoting equipment that provides access to the Internet

pop. British & World English

Population

J-pop British & World English

Japanese pop music

K-pop British & World English

Korean pop music

pop up British & World English

Appear or occur suddenly

pop-up British & World English

(Of a book or greetings card) containing folded cut-out pictures that rise up to form a three-dimensional scene or figure when the page is turned

pop-up New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

pop art British & World English

Art based on modern popular culture and the mass media, especially as a critical or ironic comment on traditional fine art values

pop-out British & World English

An act of being put out by a caught fly ball

pop-top British & World English

North American term for ring pull.

vox pop British & World English

Popular opinion as represented by informal comments from members of the public, especially when broadcast or published

vox pop New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

popular opinion expressed in informal interviews

cake pop British & World English

A small round piece of cake coated with icing or chocolate and fixed on the end of a stick so as to resemble a lollipop

—— a pop British & World English

Costing a specified amount per item

pop-eyed British & World English

(Of a person) having bulging or staring eyes, typically through surprise or fear

pop group British & World English

A number of musicians and vocalists who perform pop music together

pop-hole British & World English

A hole in a fence or divider through which animals can pass, especially one allowing poultry access to the outside or allowing piglets access to the sow

pop music British & World English

Fuller form of pop.

pop quiz British & World English

A short test given to students without any prior warning

pop rivet British & World English

A tubular rivet that is inserted into a hole and clinched by the withdrawing of a central rod, used where only one side of the work is accessible

pop shop British & World English

A pawnbroker’s shop

pop star British & World English

A famous and successful singer or performer of pop music

pop-under British & World English

Relating to, or denoting an additional window, usually an advertisement, that is under a web browser’s main or current window and appears when a user tries to exit

power pop British & World English

A style of pop music characterized by a strong melody line, heavy use of guitars, and simple rhythm

skin-pop British & World English

Inject (a drug, typically a narcotic) subcutaneously

soda pop British & World English

A sweet carbonated drink

synth-pop British & World English

A type of pop music featuring heavy use of synthesizers and other electronic instruments, originating in the early 1980s

pop culture British & World English

Modern popular culture transmitted via the mass media and aimed particularly at younger people

Warner, Pop British & World English

(1871–1954), US football coach; full name Glenn Scobey Warner. While a coach at Carlisle Indian Industrial School 1907–14, Jim Thorpe was one of his players. He also coached football teams at Cornell University 1897–98, and 1904–06, the University of Pittsburgh 1915–23, and Stanford University 1924–32. A football league for youths is named for him

pop festival British & World English

A large outdoor event, typically lasting several days, at which popular music is performed

mom-and-pop British & World English

Denoting a small shop of a type often run by a married couple

have a pop at British & World English

Attack physically or verbally

pop up in pop1 British & World English

Appear or occur suddenly

make someone's eyes pop British & World English

Cause great astonishment to someone

pop-up in pop1 British & World English

A ball hit high in the air but not far from the home plate, providing an easy catch


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