• A Little Chicken Popped Out
    A Little Chicken Popped Out
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj pop (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)
    • adv pop like a pop or with a pop "everything went pop"
    • v pop burst open with a sharp, explosive sound "The balloon popped","This popcorn pops quickly in the microwave oven"
    • v pop cause to burst with a loud, explosive sound "The child popped the balloon"
    • v pop fire a weapon with a loud explosive noise "The soldiers were popping"
    • v pop take drugs, especially orally "The man charged with murder popped a valium to calm his nerves"
    • v pop drink down entirely "He downed three martinis before dinner","She killed a bottle of brandy that night","They popped a few beer after work"
    • v pop hit or strike "He popped me on the head"
    • v pop hit a pop-fly "He popped out to shortstop"
    • v pop release suddenly "pop the clutch"
    • v pop put or thrust suddenly and forcefully "pop the pizza into the microwave oven","He popped the petit-four into his mouth"
    • v pop bulge outward "His eyes popped"
    • v pop appear suddenly or unexpectedly "The farm popped into view as we turned the corner","He suddenly popped up out of nowhere"
    • v pop make a sharp explosive noise "The cork of the champagne bottle popped"
    • v pop cause to make a sharp explosive sound "He popped the champagne bottle"
    • n pop music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered-down version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love
    • n pop a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork
    • n pop a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring "in New England they call sodas tonics"
    • n pop an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

Popping in her head now and then Popping in her head now and then

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The only sound Seahorses make is a small clicking or popping sound during feeding or courtship
    • Pop A nonalcoholic carbonated beverage; -- so called because it expels the cork with a pop from the bottle containing it; as, ginger pop; lemon pop, etc.
    • Pop A small, sharp, quick explosive sound or report; as, to go off with a pop .
    • adv Pop pŏp Like a pop; suddenly; unexpectedly. "Pop goes his plate."
    • Pop (Zoöl) The European redwing.
    • Pop To burst open with a pop, when heated over a fire; as, this corn pops well.
    • Pop To cause to pop; to cause to burst open by heat, as grains of Indian corn; as, to pop corn or chestnuts.
    • Pop To eat or swallow; -- of food, especially snacks, in small pieces; as, he popped a whole can of peanuts while watching the movie.
    • Pop To enter, or issue forth, with a quick, sudden movement; to move from place to place suddenly; to dart; -- with in out upon off, etc. "He that killed my king . . . Popp'd in between the election and my hopes.""A trick of popping up and down every moment."
    • Pop To make a pop, or sharp, quick sound; as, the muskets popped away on all sides.
    • Pop To thrust or push suddenly; to offer suddenly; to bring suddenly and unexpectedly to notice; as, to pop one's head in at the door. "He popped a paper into his hand."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Popped popcorn should be stored in the freezer or refrigerator as this way it can stay crunchy for up to three weeks
    • pop To make a quick sudden explosive report.
    • pop To appear or issue forth with a quick sudden motion; come suddenly into view; also, to disappear suddenly.
    • pop To propose marriage.
    • pop To cause to make a sudden explosive report.
    • pop To thrust forward, or offer suddenly or abruptly; put or thrust suddenly: with in, into, out, or upon.
    • pop To thrust aside or put off abruptly or unexpectedly.
    • pop To put suddenly: as, to pop the question. See phrase below.
    • pop To pawn, or pledge with a pawnbroker.
    • n pop A smart explosive sound or small report like that made in drawing a cork from a bottle.
    • n pop An effervescent beverage: so called from the sound made by the expulsion of the cork: as, ginger-pop.
    • n pop A pistol.
    • pop Suddenly; abruptly; with unexpected entrance or exit.
    • pop To strike.
    • pop To smear (the face) with white lead or other cosmetics; powder (the face).
    • n pop A stroke.
    • n pop The redwinged thrush, Turdus iliacus. C. Swainson.
    • n pop A contraction of popular: as, the Monday pops (popular concerts).
    • n pop The time during which a reaction or pop safety-valve stays open.
    • n pop A colloquial shortening of popcorn: as, the golden pops. See maize, 1.
    • n pop An abbreviation of population.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a six-pack of pop, the cans cost more to make than the drink.
    • v.i Pop pop to make a sharp, quick sound: to dart: to move quickly: to propose marriage
    • v.t Pop to cause to make a sudden report: to thrust suddenly: to bring suddenly into notice:
    • n Pop a sharp, quick sound or report: an effervescent beverage:
    • adv Pop suddenly
    • adj Pop coming without warning
    • n Pop corn so prepared
    • v.t Pop (slang) to pawn:—pr.p. pop′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. popped
    • n Pop (slang) a pistol
    • ***


  • J. G. Ballard
    “Pop artists deal with the lowly trivia of possessions and equipment that the present generation is lugging along with it on its safari into the future.”
  • Edward De Bono
    Edward De Bono
    “I must say, I don't feel very qualified to be a pop star. I feel very awkward at times in the role.”
  • Marquis De Sade
    “The majority of pop stars are complete idiots in every respect.”
  • Charles Krauthammer
    Charles Krauthammer
    “There is no comparing the brutality and cynicism of today's pop culture with that of forty years ago: from High Noon to Robocop is a long descent.”
  • Ian Anderson
    Ian Anderson
    “A lot of pop music is about stealing pocket money from children.”


Mom and pop - (USA) A mom and pop business is a small business, especially if it is run by members of a family. It can used in a wider sense to mean that something is small scale.
Pop the question - When someone pops the question, they ask someone to marry them.
Pop your clogs - When someone pops their clogs, they die.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Of imitative origin. Cf. Poop


In literature:

Braithwaite, Fitz and I were in the room; no one else except Callwell who popped in and out.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton
Pop-a's told me, himself, he never in his life sold one of his negroes!
"Gideon's Band" by George W. Cable
I suppose it's inherited, for dear old Pop had plenty.
"A Honeymoon in Space" by George Griffith
Dad began popping immediately.
"Four-Day Planet" by Henry Beam Piper
The engineer popped his head out of the little cab-window.
"Banzai!" by Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
Tom kept leading with sharp lefts that popped in and out like a piston, always connecting and keeping Roger off balance.
"Stand by for Mars!" by Carey Rockwell
It was like the pop of a scarcely heard firecracker.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
Th' sheriff will git after you, sure pop.
"The Moving Picture Girls at Oak Farm" by Laura Lee Hope
In a second the little pig had popped the lid on again.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
Gordon's leg ached from his strained position, but he shifted his weight onto it more heavily, and sweat popped out on the croupier's face.
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey

In poetry:

When walking on the grass
There's a snap, crackle, and pop,
The dry summer's drought
Just doesn't seem to stop.
"August" by Amelia Wire Holmes Aaron
"For gin I find a ladye gay,
Exactly to my taste,
I'll pop the question, aye or nay,
In twenty years at maist."
"The Lang Coortin'" by Lewis Carroll
On that low thatched cottage stop,
In the sooty chimney pop,
Where thy wife and family
Every evening wait for thee.
"The Swallow" by John Clare
Once in a little country taan
A grocer kept a shop,
And sell'd amang his other things,
Prime traitle-drink and pop;
"Th' Traitle Sop" by John Hartley
For when conferred the fairy slim
Invisibility on HIM,
She popped away on fairy wings,
Without referring to his "things."
"The Perils of Invisibility" by William Schwenck Gilbert
For wol fowk rave abaht ther loss,
Some sharper's sure to pop,
An' aght o' ther misfortunes
They'll contrive to get a sop.
"Th' Traitle Sop" by John Hartley

In news:

Hours before President Obama popped up unexpectedly in Afghanistan, Romney and Giuliani popped up at a fire station near Ground Zero to complain that he was politicizing the killing of bin Laden.
Sat-Sun ONLY, when you buy 1 pop at the regular price, you get 1 "going out of season " pop for $1.00.
Should you pop in on "Engaging America Through Conservative Pop Culture" led by Stephen Baldwin (a.k.a.
As previously reported, Brooklyn boom-pop duo Sleigh Bells will release its sophomore LP, Reign Of Terror , on February 21 via Mom + Pop.
He recorded a cdr of pop songs last year & moved to Philly after Oak/Troy got shut down, but is back with even more pop hits.
Something has "popped up" in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square, and it has residents buzzing - it's the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society's, "Pop-Up garden.".
A new set of lures is popping up, including promises of information about the BP oil spill and the phone number of pop singer Justin Bieber.
Pop-lock and drop it (or whatever your jig of choice might be) as Fountain Square presents Cincinnati's premier Pop Rock music event, Popopolis.
Montreal based Islands (ex-Unicorns) releases another album of sleek, synth and drum machine indie pop, this time heavily informed by glam pop.
North Tonawanda welcomes the "Latshaw Pops Christmas Show" with the Latshaw Pops Orchestra on Tuesday, Dec 4, at 2 pm, inside the Riviera Theatre, 65 Webster St.
I know my posts are called "Pop Addict," but when I say pop I mean popular.
Mamma Mia is a show built to include the music of ABBA , a Swedish pop band that scored many pop hits in the 1970s ABBA 's music surrounds a story of one daughter who is unsure who her dad is.
On Sunday, Baby Loves Disco pops up at The Americana at Brand for an afternoon family dance party featuring a live DJ set of classic disco and pop tunes, groovy prizes, kid's spa activities, healthy snacks and more.
Popping Dom for Pop Icon Andy Warhol .
The Evergreen Bulldogs Pop Warner football team lost their opening game at the Pop Warner Super Bowl tournament in Orlando, Fla.

In science:

As we already know, the partition numbers have to pop up somewhere by the works of Yau-Zaslow [Y-Z] and Bryan-Leung [B-L].
A Simple Proof that Rational Curves on K3 are Nodal
This architecture is denoted by POPS(d , g).
Online Permutation Routing in Partitioned Optical Passive Star Networks
The POPS network has been shown to support a number of non trivial algorithms.
Online Permutation Routing in Partitioned Optical Passive Star Networks
Moreover, shows that POPS networks can be modeled by directed and complete stack graphs with loops, and uses this formalization to obtain optimal embeddings of rings and de Bruijn graphs into POPS networks.
Online Permutation Routing in Partitioned Optical Passive Star Networks
In , Datta and Soundaralakshmi claim that in most practical POPS(d , g) networks it is likely that d > g.
Online Permutation Routing in Partitioned Optical Passive Star Networks