poop

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n poop the rear part of a ship
    • n poop slang terms for inside information "is that the straight dope?"
    • n poop a stupid foolish person
    • n poop obscene terms for feces
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Approximately 75% of human poop is made of water
    • n Poop (Naut) A deck raised above the after part of a vessel; the hindmost or after part of a vessel's hull; also, a cabin covered by such a deck. See Poop deck, under Deck. See also Roundhouse. "With wind in poop , the vessel plows the sea.""The poop was beaten gold."
    • n Poop (Arch) See 2d Poppy.
    • v. t Poop (Naut) To break over the poop or stern, as a wave. "A sea which he thought was going to poop her."
    • v. i Poop To make a noise; to pop; also, to break wind.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The name for insect poop is frass
    • n poop The stern or aftermost part of a ship.
    • n poop A deck above the ordinary deck in the aftermost part of a ship.
    • poop Nautical, to break heavily over the stern or quarter of (a ship); drive in the stern of.
    • poop To trick; cheat; cozen.
    • n poop In architecture, a poppyhead.
    • poop To break wind.
    • n poop An act of breaking wind.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bunny rabbits poop almost every time they hop around in a newly-explored area.
    • n Poop pōōp the hinder part of a ship: a deck above the ordinary deck in the after part of a ship
    • v.t Poop to strike the stern, break in the stern of
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. poupe,; cf. Sp. & Pg. popa, It. poppa,; all fr. L. puppis,

Usage

In literature:

Even now the brig dashed on at a furious rate, while the sea, roaring up astern, threatened constantly to poop her.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
We will now return to the more refined groups sitting and lying about listlessly on the poop deck.
"Mark Seaworth" by William H.G. Kingston
She then took Nub's hand, who led her up the companion-ladder to the poop.
"The South Sea Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
Captain Roberts walked the poop, every now and then taking a glance at the stranger through his telescope.
"Roger Willoughby" by William H. G. Kingston
The convicts were, for the most part, assembled under the poop; but a few, stretched on the deck, were talking loudly.
"The Secret of the Island" by W.H.G. Kingston (translation from Jules Verne)
Wishing Captain Hudson good-bye, we shoved off, and as we pulled away we saw the young lady standing on the poop watching us.
"Twice Lost" by W.H.G. Kingston
Suddenly, however, I heard a gruff, harsh voice hailing me from the poop.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The seas increased, and, as they came rolling up, threatened to poop us.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
The fellow most onlikest to a sailor on the Indyman's poop will be me, and that's the way you'll know me!
"The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 1, August 1850" by Various
Pompey and I were on the poop.
"Frank Mildmay" by Captain Frederick Marryat
At the request of Mrs Enderby, the poop cabins were engaged for Isabel and herself.
"Newton Forster" by Captain Frederick Marryat
My charming Naka-poop died in child-bed, and the island became so hateful to me, that I determined to quit it.
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
Well, Mr Simple, as I was head-signalman, I was perched on the poop, and didn't serve at a gun.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
We carried also the customary poop-light of the commodore.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
And there Drake waited with his high-pooped ships until they went away.
"Impressions of a War Correspondent" by George Lynch
Harald Fairhair stood on the poop of the great Dragon, and held the steering oar.
"Erling the Bold" by R.M. Ballantyne
The remaining passengers seeing this, rushed upon the poop.
"The Lifeboat" by R.M. Ballantyne
Tom led his young friends under shelter of the poop deck.
"The Voyage of the "Steadfast"" by W.H.G. Kingston
Accordingly they hastened on to the poop.
"Grace Darling" by Eva Hope
The last man left the ship when the heat on the poop became so great that it was scarcely possible to stand there.
"Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In poetry:

Eight bells chimed from the fo'c'sle
Back to the chime from the poop;
Out tumbled the port watch, cursing;
The cock crowed loud from the coop.
"Eight Bells" by Cicely Fox Smith
And day by day their Captain grey
Knelt on the rotting poop to pray:
And yet despite ten thousand prayers
They saw no ship that was not theirs.
"The Ballad of Iskander" by James Elroy Flecker
We all felt ill as mariners will
On a diet that's cheap and rude,
And the poop deck shook when we dipped the cook
In a tub of his gluesome food.
"The Walloping Window Blind" by Charles Edward Carryl
He scroll-sawed all the masts and spars
And varnished `em with ile,
Then he shingled the poop of our gallant sloop
With a gable, Queen Anne style.
"Industrious Carpenter Dan" by Wallace Irwin
Tail along the brace, lads. Yo-ho—Heave all—
Pull together!
Th’ Skipper’s on the poop, lads, hark’nin’ to the call,
With one eye on the compass an’ t’other on the squall.
"Squaring the Yards" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
I thought of her captains, how once they would stand
So proud on the poop of their splendid command;
And all the good sailormen, each in his day
That loved her, and left her, and went on his way.
"The Ould Has-Been" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

' Poo Wi-Fi' Offers Free WiFi in Exchange for Dog Poop — Seriously.
They found over 700 piles of dog poop in Commons Park, and if it rains or snows, all that drains into the river.
Weird News Tags: cars, poop .
Lifestyle Tags: cars, poop .
Hmmm How Much Poop to Unload on Dad this time.
Weird News Tags: poop , tea.
It's just about Earth Day, and that means the Louisville Zoo is once again putting up poop for sale.
But, it is the best kind of poop --the composted kind.
His brilliant idea caused almost $5,000 worth of damage to his apartment when he tried to dry out his poop on a heater.
Weird News Tags: Gold, Poop .
How much poop should an emu poop to crush your little car.
Aaron picks up dog poop for a living.
When I was pregnant, my husband and I swore to each other that we would not be the kind of parents who talked about poop .
There was dog poop everywhere, and should have been picked up by the owners.
Posts Tagged ' poop .
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