Pop

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See also: pop, POP, and pöp

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Origin uncertain. The OED suggests either from (lolli)pop ("because the meetings were held in the rooms of Mrs Hatton, who kept the lollipop shop"), or from Latin popīna (cookshop). The second sense derives from the first.

Noun[edit]

Pop (plural Pops)

  1. A social club and debating society at Eton College.
  2. The body of college prefects.

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortened from popular (concert).

Noun[edit]

Pop (plural Pops)

  1. (also in plural) A popular classical music concert.
    • 1897, Bram Stoker Dracula, Chapter 5:
      As to the tall, curly-haired man, I suppose it was the one who was with me at the last Pop.

Etymology 3[edit]

From pop (father).

Proper noun[edit]

Pop

  1. (colloquial, US, theater) Traditional nickname for a stage doorman.
    • 1999, Amy Dunkleberger, ‎Patricia King Hanson, AFI Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States (page 216)
      [] George Melford (Pop, stage doorman) []
    • 2020, Edwin M. Bradley, Hollywood Musicals You Missed (page 65)
      [] Ralph Sanford (doorman); A.S. “Pop” Byron (stage doorman); Allen Fox (photographer); []

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Pop

  1. pop music

Further reading[edit]

  • Pop” in Duden online

Plautdietsch[edit]

Noun[edit]

Pop m (plural Popen)

  1. pope

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From popă.

Proper noun[edit]

Pop m (genitive/dative lui Pop)

  1. A surname​.