popcorn

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English[edit]

Popcorn.
English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short for popped + corn.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɒp.kɔː(ɹ)n/
    • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɑp.kɔɹn/
  • (Boston, New England) IPA(key): /ˈpʌp.kɔɹn/, [ˈpʌp.kɒːn], [ˈpʌp.kɔɹn]

Noun[edit]

popcorn (countable and uncountable, plural popcorns)

  1. (chiefly uncountable) A snack food made from corn/maize kernels popped by dry heating.
  2. (chiefly uncountable) A type of maize with a hard outer hull that, along with the type of starch it contains, makes it suitable for popping.
  3. (knitting) A kind of stitch similar to a bobble.
    • 2008, Claire Compton, Sue Whiting, The Knitting and Crochet Bible (page 45)
      From the top the sample shows four stitch popcorns, five stitch bobbles, two rows of bells and a central leaf with leaves sloping to the left and right each side.
  4. (humorous, by extension) Entertainment.
    • 2020 July 10, CGP Grey, Supreme Court Rules on Faithless Electors in the Electoral College[1], 3:55 from the start:
      And not at all about how a state picks which group of electors to send, which is the whole basis of the NaPoVoInterCo plan, and will yield plenty more Supreme Court popcorn if it ever gets enacted.

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Verb[edit]

popcorn (third-person singular simple present popcorns, present participle popcorning, simple past and past participle popcorned)

  1. (Of a guinea pig) to stand up or jump up quickly.
    • 2000, Dale L. Sigler, A Grown-up's Guide to Guinea Pigs, iUniverse, →ISBN, page 58:
      Popcorning behavior is a fun sight—as long as you know what it is. Otherwise, it can scare you. During this action a pig runs around very fast and suddenly leaps straight up in the air, twitching and squeaking. It then lands and takes off again, often in another direction. This activity shows pure joy. Babies start to popcorn when they are about two weeks old or so—they may try it earlier, but they usually fall down instead.

Czech[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈpopkorn]
  • Hyphenation: pop‧corn

Noun[edit]

popcorn m inan

  1. popcorn

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • popcorn in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English popcorn.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpopkorn/, [ˈpo̞pko̞rn]
  • Syllabification: pop‧corn

Noun[edit]

popcorn

  1. popcorn
    Synonym: paukkumaissi

Declension[edit]

Inflection of popcorn (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative popcorn popcornit
genitive popcornin popcornien
partitive popcornia popcorneja
illative popcorniin popcorneihin
singular plural
nominative popcorn popcornit
accusative nom. popcorn popcornit
gen. popcornin
genitive popcornin popcornien
partitive popcornia popcorneja
inessive popcornissa popcorneissa
elative popcornista popcorneista
illative popcorniin popcorneihin
adessive popcornilla popcorneilla
ablative popcornilta popcorneilta
allative popcornille popcorneille
essive popcornina popcorneina
translative popcorniksi popcorneiksi
instructive popcornein
abessive popcornitta popcorneitta
comitative popcorneineen
Possessive forms of popcorn (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person popcornini popcornimme
2nd person popcornisi popcorninne
3rd person popcorninsa

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

popcorn m (plural popcorns)

  1. Post-1990 spelling of pop-corn.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

popcorn n (definite singular popcornet, uncountable)

  1. alternative spelling of popkorn

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From English popcorn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

popcorn m inan

  1. popcorn (snack food made from corn kernels popped by dry heating)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • popcorn in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • popcorn in Polish dictionaries at PWN



Slovak[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

popcorn m (genitive singular popcornu, nominative plural popcorny, genitive plural popcornov, declension pattern of dub)

  1. popcorn

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • popcorn in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

popcorn m (plural popcorns)

  1. popcorn
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:palomita

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English popcorn. First attested in the early 1950s.

Noun[edit]

popcorn n

  1. popcorn

Declension[edit]

Declension of popcorn 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative popcorn popcornet popcorn popcornen
Genitive popcorns popcornets popcorns popcornens

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