Pop corn. (a) Corn, or maize, of peculiar excellence for popping; especially, a kind the grains of which are small and compact. (b) Popped corn; which has been popped.

(Pop), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Popped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Popping.]

1. To make a pop, or sharp, quick sound; as, the muskets popped away on all sides.

2. 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.

3. To burst open with a pop, when heated over a fire; as, this corn pops well.

(Pop), v. t.

1. 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.

2. To cause to pop; to cause to burst open by heat, as grains of Indian corn; as, to pop corn or chestnuts.

To pop off, to thrust away, or put off promptly; as, to pop one off with a denial. Locke.To pop the question, to make an offer of marriage to a lady. [Colloq.] Dickens.

(Pop) adv. Like a pop; suddenly; unexpectedly. "Pop goes his plate." Beau. & Fl.

(Pope) n. [AS. papa, L. papa father, bishop. Cf. Papa, Papal.]

1. Any ecclesiastic, esp. a bishop. [Obs.] Foxe.

2. The bishop of Rome, the head of the Roman Catholic Church. See Note under Cardinal.

3. A parish priest, or a chaplain, of the Greek Church.

4. (Zoöl.) A fish; the ruff.

Pope Joan, a game at cards played on a round board with compartments.Pope's eye, the gland surrounded with fat in the middle of the thigh of an ox or sheep. R. D. Blackmore.Pope's nose, the rump, or uropygium, of a bird. See Uropygium.

(Poor"-will`) n. [So called in imitation of its note.] (Zoöl.) A bird of the Western United States (Phalænoptilus Nutalli) allied to the whip- poor-will.

(Poor"-wil`lie) n. [So called in imitation of its note.] (Zoöl.) The bar-tailed godwit. [Prov. Eng.]

(Pop) n. [Of imitative origin. Cf. Poop.]

1. A small, sharp, quick explosive sound or report; as, to go off with a pop. Addison.

2. An unintoxicating beverage which expels the cork with a pop from the bottle containing it; as, ginger pop; lemon pop, etc. Hood.

3. (Zoöl.) The European redwing. [Prov. Eng.]

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