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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POP

Vaguely, from the corner of his eye, he felt that Pop had taken the pipe from his mouth.

Pop was putting away the dishes, and Jud was scrubbing out the sink.

He mastered it, and galloped with a heavy heart up the ravine and to the house of Pop.

She was a stanch five-year-old, and she had roamed the mountains about Pop's place at will.

And if I might make so bold, you just pop on your hat and step acrost directly minute.

The danger signal must pop right into our heads from force of habit.

That's why he's so pop'lar amongst the Shakespeare Readin' Society and the rest.

I certainly has no thought of rubbin' wrong-ways the pop'lar bristles.

Explain how gasoline makes a motorcycle go, and why it goes "pop, pop, pop."

But now a waiter was upon them with a bottle which he produced with a pop!

WORD ORIGIN

"a hit with an explosive sound," c.1400, of imitative origin. Meaning "flavored carbonated beverage" is from 1812.

Sense of "ice cream on a stick" is from 1923 (see popsicle). Meaning "the (brief) time of a 'pop'" is from 1530s. Pop goes the weasel, a country dance, was popular 1850s in school yards, with organ grinders, at court balls, etc.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR POP

bang

nounexplosive noise
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.