1. in transitive senses, implying lit. or fig. aggression.
(a) (US, also pop in) to seduce, to have sexual intercourse.
|Strappado 122: She mop’d, he pop’d: his popping could not get her.|
|‘The Character of a Mistris’ in Merry Drollery Compleat (1875) 60: My Mistris is a tennis-ball / Compos’d of cotton fine / [...] / But if you will her mind fulfill, / You must pop her in the hazard still.|
|‘Peggy’s Triumph’ in Lummy Chaunter 88: But she, through their bungling performance much vex’d, / Declar’d, that all wives should cornute those men, / Who make such long rests, or pop in now and then.|
|‘Ball of the Freaks’ in Life (1976) 110: Towel-Slinging Kelly, whose ass looked like jelly / From being popped so much in the past.et al.|
|Manchild in the Promised Land (1969) 379: Well, did you pop her? You must have jugged her by now.|
|(con. 1970) Meditations in Green (1985) 76: Who would have guessed [...] that you’d be the first to pop Missy Lee. How was she?|
|‘Something Good’ [lyrics] Brothers nowadays got a habit that they really need to stop / Gettin all shot over a girl that I done popped.|
(b) (also pop away, poop off) to fire a gun; to shoot at.
|Writings (1704) 128: Such Firing and Popping, a Fight you may Swear, / Was ne’er better mimick’d in Barthol’mew-Fair.‘Battel without Bloodshed’ in|
|New Canting Dict. n.p.: To pop, to fire a Pistol, &c.|
|, , ,||Universal Etym. Eng. Dict. [as cit. 1725].|
|Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|
|‘Paddy’s Departure’ in(1975) I 203: Cut and flash, Frenchmen hash, pop away gaily.|
|Dict. of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, etc.|
|Seymour’s Humourous Sketches (1866) 83: He popp’d at birds both great and small, / But nothing hit.|
|Ingoldsby Legends (1842 161: Shooting and popping, / And many a Custom-house bullet goes slap / Through many a three-gallon tub like a tap.‘The Smuggler’s Leap’ in|
|Memoirs of a Griffin II 73: I commenced my popping operations [...] keeping up a sort of running fire.|
|Biglow Papers 1st ser. (1866) 125: Past noontime they went trampin’ round An’ nary thing to pop at found.|
|Vocabulum 69: ‘I popped the bloke,’ I shot the fellow.|
|Life in the Saddle 78: Reload your rifle as I am doing: we must pop off their leaders when they come within range.|
|Bolivar Bull. (TN) 15 Apr. 1/4: You two kin take your revolvers an’ go to tother end of the room an’ pop away.|
|Dead Men’s Shoes II 99: Dick comes to Cheswold Grange, however [...] not to pop at partridges.|
|Bushranger’s Sweetheart 299: [She was] popping as hard as she could at the advancing figures.|
|Battle with the Slum 239: His job was to sit at the tail of the cart with a six-shooter and pop at any chance pursuer.|
|Day Book (Chicago) 30 May 6/1: How we tried / To puncture each other in the hide / I’d pop at you an’ you at me.|
|(con. 1903) Gangs of N.Y. 280: A lot of guys was poppin’ at each other, so why shouldn’t we do a little poppin’ ourselves?|
|(con. WW1) Patrol 83: ‘What about those soors been pooping off at us? Why not have a slap at ’em?’.|
|Thieves Like Us (1999) 40: I popped him while he was running across a field.|
|Long Wait (1954) 129: The people in this section weren’t very curious when other people started popping away with a rod.|
|On The Road (1972) 138: An airgun which he occasionally raised to pop benzedrine tubes across the room.|
|(con. 1945) Goodbye to Some (1963) 103: Pop those bastards [...] Then pop the bastards in the water.|
|in Body Shop 149: We’d go thirty feet and pop frags.|
|Too Many Crooks Spoil the Caper 2: The rotten bleeder didn’t say stick ’em up nor nuffink, just started poppin’ orf at me like in the bloody movies.|
|You Bright and Risen Angels (1988) 48: The sportsmen [...] popping them [i.e. buffalo] off through the open windows.|
|How to Shoot Friends 56: I [...] as about to pop a slug into the eyeball of the hoon we were dealing with.|
|‘That’s Why I Carry’ [lyrics] Stuntin’ pullin’ pistols endin’ up in the grave / When I pull I always pop that’s why I’m livin’ today.|
|Winter of Frankie Machine (2007) 118: We get ourselves some fag tracksuits, we run up behind him, and we pop him in the head.|
|City of Nightmares pt 2 v: When you pop your shots in the street it was fun, / got to use your hands now punk ain’t got no guns.|
(c) (orig. US) to hit, to punch.
|Cozeners in Works (1799) II 153: My Lord [...] give a little bit of chuck vid de elbow, and pop me plump into de ditch.|
|Era (London) 21 Jan. 11/3: Watts popped in right and left mawleys in good style.|
|Bell’s Life in Sydney 18 Mar. 1/4: Terry [...] popped a sweetener on the ivories.|
|Derby Mercury 9 Jan. 8/3: Then big Tim popped it on Selby’s face, and they had a bit of a spar round like.|
|Fighting Blood 346: I get away by popping him with two stiff right uppercuts.|
|Runyon on Broadway (1954) 538: I have to pop him with a pot of cold cream and render him half unconscious.‘It Comes Up Mud’ in|
|Bound for Glory (1969) 419: Den sombudy popped me with a quart wine bottle. Cracked my head.|
|Always Leave ’Em Dying 108: I couldn’t roam around, talk to people, ask questions, or even pop anybody on the head.|
|(con. 1920s) Burglar to the Nobility 25: Gentlemen [...] must have ached to pop him on the beezer.|
|One to Count Cadence (1987) 24: Lt. Hewitt popped me one this morning.|
|Serial 64: Wives were wives, rather then women, and ‘affirmative action’ was popping them right in the orthodontia when they [...] started screwing around.|
|It (1987) 117: He would pop the Queen of England if she cracked smart to him.|
|Vic Reeves Big Night Out n.p.: I am a good fighter, I went and popped the teacher.|
|I, Fatty 84: Harry pops me one in the beak and Mabel takes off in Harry’s balloon.|
|Running the Books 33: I was seized by the suspicion that it was he who had popped me.|
(d) in weakened form of sense 1c, to abuse.
|Anecdotes of the Turf, the Chase etc. 15: The late immortal Sheridan [...] enjoyed more pleasure in popping at his political opponents than a covey of partridges.|
(e) to set off, to set in motion.
|Quarter Race in Kentucky and Other Sketches 95: He’d pop his whip, and stretch his chains, and holler.|
|Trilby 162: They [...] watched the street-lamps popping into life.|
|Jam. Dialect Poems 14: An so de music pop sweet tune.‘Labrish’ in|
|Rat on Fire (1982) 142: I’m gonna pop the thing tomorrow morning.|
|Pugilist at Rest 30: The major [...] popped Baggit a salute.|
|Mi Revalueshanary Fren 4: Soh when shame reach him, / him pap a smile, / scratch him chin.‘Double Scank’ in|
(f) (also pop off, pop out, pop over) to murder someone, to kill someone.
|Tipperary Free Press 25 Oct. 4/6: The letter went on to say, ‘If you do not refrain from exposing what you know about Fenianism we have taken oaths to pop you off’.|
|Nat. Police Gaz. (NY) 3 Dec. 12: [pic. caption] Popping The Priest / The Reprehensible Pistol Practise of a Maniac Miner Who Wanted to Kill Something.|
|Graphic 27 Sept. 315/2: So now, the malefactor does not murder, he ‘pops a man off’, or puts his lights out [F&H].|
|S. Wales Dly 16 Oct. 3/2: Dobell had stated to the police that since the murder they had arranged to pop off another man.|
|Dead Bird (Sydney) 6 Sept. 1/3: ‘I say, boy, is there anything to shoot around here?’ [...] ‘Well [...] our school master is just over thoehill cutting birch rods; you might walk up and pop him over’.|
|Little Caesar (1932) 153: In the second place you hire these two bums to pop me.|
|Put on the Spot 51: Polack Annie who’s sufferin’ enough since the Edgewater Kid was popped off.|
|(con. WWI) Old Soldiers Never Die (1964) 42: Miles [...] claimed to have popped a German over.|
|A Rope of Sand (1947) 46: Popping him off don’t make the big apple mine.|
|Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye in Four Novels (1983) 124: The club-footed nance son-of-a-bitch. If I’d had a gun, I’d’ve popped him sitting there in that squad car.|
|Corruption City 67: Pop the guy off, they’ll throw the whole National Guard in here.|
|Proud Highway (1997) 436: Bring a rifle along and we’ll pop a pig or two.letter 29 Jan. in|
|(con. 1960s) Black Gangster (1991) 116: You goin’ pop the bastard?|
|(con. 1950s–60s) Little Legs 32: If I pop a rabbit, shoot it or snare it, then that’s for food.|
|Indep. Rev. 19 July 9: He can still pop out seven streetlights with nine shots from his old Luger.|
|Observer Screen 1 Aug. 6: Whack: to murder; also clip, hit, pop, burn, put a contract on.|
|Brooklyn Noir 311: Clip. Whack. Pop. Burn. All the great terms Americans have for putting your lights out.‘Fade To . . . Brooklyn’ in|
(g) (US) to execute by a firing squad.
|Continental Op (1975) 37: I’m going to spend every minute of my time from now until they pop you off helping them pop you!‘The Tenth Clew’ in|
(h) to bring to a conclusion.
|Red Harvest (1965) 36: Give me the straight of it. I only need that to pop the job.|
(i) (US) to hit with a bullet.
|Story Omnibus (1966) 55: If I can’t pop your kneecaps with two shots at this distance, you’re welcome to me.‘Fly Paper’|
|Way Past Cool 42: Don’t you come bitchin to me bout some snot-nose seventh-grader poppin your ass.|
(j) to arrest, to catch.
|(con. 1950s) Man Walking On Eggshells 181: Cat popped me while I was holding some rooney.|
|Street Players 114: I’m in jail, Earl; they popped me this morning.|
|Skin Tight 37: Don’t tell me he’s finally going to pop somebody in this case.|
|(con. early 1950s) L.A. Confidential 152: This clown was popped twice for statch rape.|
|Homeboy 260: You get popped boosting a case of Hiram Walker.|
|Destination: Morgue! (2004) 207: It was an ex-head shop. Some diesel dykes ran it. We popped them for paraphernalia.‘Hollywood Fuck Pad’ in|
|Lush Life 237: The other times you get popped, did any of the other officers converse with you .|
|Alphaville (2011) 364: Davey was popped for gun possession.|
|‘in the Air’ [lyrics] Got popped in jack town was a little off the rap / My nigga Boo Rossini had to come and bail me out.|
(k) to identify.
|(con. 1964–8) Cold Six Thousand 110: He popped the trumpet for flim-flam. He popped the sax for stat rape.|
2. in intransitive fig. senses, of someone who or something that ‘explodes’.
(a) to take offence.
|Dict. of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, etc. 138: Some persons are easily offended at trifles; they are then said to be ‘popp’d’ or to take tiff.|
(b) of things, to come to a head, to suddenly start happening, to be energized.
|Humor of the Old Deep South (1936) 81–6: I ’spected it would make all things pop, by hoecake.Swamp Doctor’s Adventures in Hudson|
|More Ex-Tank Tales 34: None of my schemes seemed to pop.|
|Wine, Women and War (1926) 56: Things beginning to pop.diary 4 Apr. in|
|Detective Story 13 Aug. [Internet] ‘Somethin’s about t’ pop,’ he said with satisfaction.‘Mr Clacksworthy Within the Law’|
|That Old Gang o’ Mine (1984) 79: She goes peering through portieres to see what’s popping in the parlour.in Marschall|
|Cool Customer 185: You drove here, knowing hell was likely to be popping.|
|Run, Chico, Run (1959) 35: Go back and keep your eyes skinned. If anything pops in the block you find Lucy and tell her about it.|
|Mr Madam (1967) 154: Well, things began to really pop in the old cathouse.|
|Ladies’ Man (1985) 223: The narrow commercial street was popping, jammed with an army of lanky dudes in crew cuts.|
|House of Slammers 62: He’d keep looking for work until something popped for him.|
|Indep. on Sun. Culture 22 Aug. 3: Then things do start to pop.|
|Campus Sl. Apr. 5: pop – come alive, reach maximum aesthetic potential: That pillow will make this room pop.|
|Corruption Officer [ebk] cap. 33: So the visiting floor is going to be popping because, as I’ve stated before, there are no visits Monday and Tuesday.|
|hubpages.com ‘Roadman Slang 4 Jun. [Internet] Pop off - when a party is a great success, e.g. ‘last night popped off!’.|
(c) (orig. US black) to live well.
|Top-Notch 15 May [Internet] The population had ceased to pop since Barnum went to school.‘Missed in Missouri’ in|
|Corner Boy 42: We’re going to live. We’re going to really pop.|
(d) (US black) to live a full social life.
|‘Sl. of Watts’ in Current Sl. III:2 38: Popping, v. Going to parties.|
(e) to feel elated, extremely pleased, enthusiastic.
|Street Players 158: Then we can come on home and pop some more.|
|Blood Brothers 144: It’as fuckin’ incredible, man [...] Butler, I’m poppin’!|
|Source Aug. 107: He blessed Beanie Sigel with a poppin’ record.|
|UNC-CH Campus Sl. Spring 2016 7: POPPING — exciting: ‘Dude, that party was popping’.(ed.)|
3. to give birth; to be born.
|Foundry 169: The kid is due to pop any day now.|
|Alcoholics (1993) 52: Any old time now, Miz’ Kenfield would be poppin’ that baby.|
|Skeletons 110: She’s pregnant, about to pop.|
|Sweet La-La Land (1999) 24: What would rapists be doing going after a woman ready to pop?|
|Trainspotting 219: A think aboot how close she is tae poppin.|
|Guardian G2 19 May 4: She looked as if she was about to pop, but did that stop her?|
|Skinny Dip 74: One of my ewes [is] trying to pop triplets.|
|Thrill City [ebook] I don’t want you running around doing anything crazy, you’re about to pop.|
4. in drug uses.
(a) to inject a drug; thus skinpop v.
|Opium Addiction in Chicago 202: Pop. To use drugs.|
|(con. 1948) Flee the Angry Strangers 407: He popped fifty caps at least!|
|Viper 49: Instead of injecting it, or ‘popping’ it, he’s taking it up his nostrils [Ibid.] 92: Everyone there seemed to be popping. There were so many needles working you might have thought it was a tailor’s shop.|
|Naked Lunch (1968) 43: Ever pop coke in the mainline?|
|in Sweet Daddy 2: Never popped, sniffed, nothing.|
|Property Of (1978) 184: He had already popped heroin.|
|Bk of Jargon 343: pop: [...] 2. To shoot heroin under the skin, rather than in a vein; a practice that gives a milder rush and high and does not leave as obvious tracks. Also called skin-pop.|
|8 Ball Chicks (1998) 162: Everyone who started selling [heroin] was convinced they wouldn’t succumb, but eventually they all did. ‘He’ll be popping,’ she said.|
|‘Chickenhawk’ at www.cultdeadcow.com [Internet] I popped her a hit in the butt, through her nice tight jeans, pretending to stumble in the dark, as she yelped and started to get scared.|
(b) to inject oneself with a narcotic.
|Jungle Kids (1967) 58: Believe me, I popped off on H because I liked the stuff.‘. . . Or Leave It Alone’ in|
(c) to swallow a pill; also trans. to have someone else swallow a pill (see cite 2012).
|[||Life and Adventures of Dr Dodimus Duckworth II 100: Ply the knife, brandish the saw, shoot the bolus, pop the pill].|
|Last Exit to Brooklyn (1966) 36: She passed around the bennie again and they all popped bennie and sipped hot coffee.|
|Adam M-1 137: I’m going to pop one of your solenoids.|
|(con. 1940s) Tattoo (1977) 71: Avis took an aspirin box out of her purse and popped a couple of tiny pills.|
|Go-Boy! 256: The pills they were popping helped to reinforce the macho images they had of themselves.|
|Skin Tight 284: Popping a codeine Tylenol, Chemo said, ‘Who the fuck is Sandy Duncan?’.|
|Pugilist at Rest 37: I popped two of the capsules.|
|Guardian 24 Feb. 3: Like it’s not just Stuart who’s popping pills (did I mention that?).|
|Bug (Aus.) Apr. [Internet] If filthy rich, very fit young men can’t pop a few Es or snort a line or two, who the fuck can?|
|Turning Angel 284: Our prom queen popped a few Lorcet herself to ease the pain.|
|Crime Factory: Hard Labour [ebook] One of the cut men [...] popped Sammy with some more uppers.‘Underhooks’ in|
|Panopticon (2013) 205: Now they’re giving her Valis and she’s stashing them up and popping them en masse.|
|‘Hate Bein’ Sober’ [lyrics] She a hot tamale when she pop a molly, it’s time to party, we party hard.|
|The Force [ebook] Malone pops two ‘go-pills’—Dexedrine.|
(d) (US campus) to take amphetamines spec. for staying up and working all night.
|Drugs from A to Z (1970).|
|AS L:1/2 53: hot-doggger ‘show-off’.‘Razorback Sl.’ in|
(e) to take a drink.
|Glitter Dome (1982) 85: The Weasel decided to pop a can of beer and take it laid-back.|
|‘Compton’ [lyrics] I pop Cristal or drink Miller.|
(f) to smoke a drug.
|Paco’s Story (1987) 11: The younger, ‘hipper’ ones popped opium on the sly or sprinkled it on their jays.|
(g) (US campus) to initiate someone into drug use.
(h) to inhale cocaine.
|Do or Die (1992) 32: I mostly sell crack cocaine. You can make some good money that way – it all depends where you go. Some places pop more than others.|
|ONDCP Street Terms 17: Pop — To inhale cocaine.|
(i) in fig. use.
|Oz ser. 1 ep. 5 [TV script] Drugs aren’t the only thing to get addicted to [...] Some people needle-pop gambling.‘Straight Life’|
5. in speech.
(a) (US black/W.I.) to tell, to reveal, to gossip.
|Duke 113: I got another idea and popped it.|
|Jamaica Labrish 206: Wha happen to dem sweet Jamaica / Joke yuh use fe pop?‘Dry Foot Bwoy’ in|
(b) (US black) to lie, to cheat, to manipulate.
|Street Players 74: I been home takin’ care of Connie’s tricks while she was down here poppin’.|
(c) to extol, to promote.
|Life Its Ownself (1985) 318: Can’t plug another network [...] You don’t pop the opposition, Teddy.|
(d) (US drugs) to sell drugs.
|Wire ser. 2 ep. 3 [TV script] I ain’t standin’ on no corner [...] so’s I can pop for pocket change.‘Hot Shots’|
6. in senses of entering, opening.
(a) (orig. US black) to steal; thus pop a car v., to steal an automobile.
|Homeboy 136: A pro like her never popped a nut until she’d popped the swag.|
(b) to break.
|Savage Night (1991) 113: I’ll [...] pop his neck and drop him off on his head.|
|Ladies’ Man (1985) 13: The handshake was of course a bone-popper.|
|Lowspeak 115: Pop a window – smash and grab.|
|Crooked Little Vein 259: I almost popped a rib dragging the bastard around the corner.|
(c) to take, to extract from.
|Candy 33: Every day for four weeks, we’d popped five hundred from an automatic teller.|
(d) to open.
|Native Tongue 8: He popped one of the cans for his partner.|
|Hurricane Punch 55: Coleman’s hands shook as he popped a beer.|
|Raiders 138: Billy [...] said he would have no trouble popping the box.|
(e) to free from prison.
|Royal Family 248: How could Dom get popped out of jail so quick?|
7. in sexual senses.
(a) (also pop off) to ejaculate; to reach orgasm.
|Ladies’ Man (1985) 72: I popped like Vesuvius.|
|Danielle’s Delight [comic bk] 16: Honey pie, I’m gonna pop.|
(b) to bring someone to orgasm.
|in Sweet Daddy 35: No John could pop her.|
|Current Sl. III:4 8: Pop the socks off . . . v. To cause a girl to have an orgasm.|
|Pimp 163: Ain’t a bitch living can pop me off unless I want her to.|
|Once More With Feeling (2003) 41: Pop on them [i.e. breasts], rub it in and leave it overnight.|
(c) (US) to make pregnant.
|‘I Don’t Like’ [lyrics] A popped bitch, that’s that shit I don’t like.|
see separate entries.
see separate entry.
in a pornographic film, the shot in which a male actor ejaculates.
|Roger’s Profanisaurus in Viz 87 Dec. n.p.: pop shot n. A scene in a pornographic movie in which a male actor is required to splash his population paste (qv) on camera, after being suitably prepared by the fluffer (qv).|
|www.avninsider.com [Internet] All four guys constantly fucking her ass and going straight into her mouth like an ATM assembly line! All four pop-shots, right into her ass and spoonfed into her mouth.|
|NSFWCorp 5 June [Internet] nd again, he fucks a girl on camera [...] while steadfastly [...] making sure the timing of the foreplay, each position, all instructional points and the popshot is perfect.|
(Aus.) a general phr. of greeting, how are you doing? how are you feeling? (cf. what’s popping? ).
|‘In a Wet Season’ in Roderick (1972) 161: ’Ello, Tom! ’Ow are yer poppin’ up?|
|‘In Hospital’ in Roderick (1972) 620: ’Ullo, Bill! how are yer poppin’ up?|
|Rigby’s Romance (1921) Ch. xxxviii: [Internet] How you poppin’ up, Collins?|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 3 Nov. 39/1: ‘Evenin’, Ikey, [...] ’Ow’s thin’s poppin’?’ / ‘That you, Sam?’ replied Mr. Solomon, who was rather near-sighted. [Ibid.] 10 Nov. 43/2: What-o, Sin Kum. How yer popping?|
|Saturdee 10: What-oh, Stinker, how you poppin’ up? [Ibid.] 212: Whato, Doll, how yer poppin’?|
see under relevant nouns.
(US) to associate (with).
|West Side Story I vi: What’re we poppin’ around with dumb broads?|
see sense 1b above.
(US black) to drink (in a club), the inference is champagne.
|‘Ballin’’ [lyrics] I'm poppin' bottles in the club, that's what winners do.|
1. (US) to pay (for), to treat someone (to).
|Billboard 31 May 50/3: Nat (Skeeter) Lorow was in such excellent humor he popped for a 15-cent cigar.|
|Sound 188: You pop for all this.|
|Burn, Killer, Burn! 48: I’ll pop you to a cherry Coke.|
|Fireworks (1988) 178: He knows he’d better pop for ten [dollars] if he wants a real workout.‘Sunrise at Midnight’ in|
|Texas Monthly July 5/3: They had popped for a limo on their big dates and didn’t get to walk in with the girls on their arms.|
|Four of a Kind 353: I popped for a sixty- five-dollar pink velour warm-up suit.|
|They Chose Minnesota 482: The next customer popped for a $10000 bond.|
2. to provide without payment.
|Choirboys (1976) 92: Easy often popped for two extra packs.|
see sense 1a above.
to ask a question.
|Deadly Streets (1983) 77: Fish popped it to me. ‘You been talkin’ to that lousy cop, Fairchild?’.‘Johnny Slice’s Stoolie’ in|
to enter a woman or in gay use a man, to have sexual intercourse.
|‘Petticoat Lane’ in Flash Chaunter 35: ’Tis true I’ve a wife to comfort my life, / And now she is called Mrs. Moses; / She brought me some pelf / And she gave me herself, / With a house where we pop in our noses.|
|‘The Hoars Of Fleet Street’ in Flash Chaunter 38: And I got her in too, sirs, / Popp’d Brother in, then popp’d in me.|
|Queens’ Vernacular 88: anal intercourse [...] pop it in [-to the toaster] (’20s).|
|Semi-Tough 167: She got to have it popped in her by a famous recording artist and a famous cornerback.|
(US gay) to have anal intercourse.
|Gay Sl. Dict. [Internet] anal intercourse: [...] Syn: pop it in the toaster.|
1. to ask for more, esp. when raising a commodity’s price.
|Life and Adventures of a Cheap Jack 312: Commercial travellers well know how they must put the price when doing business with Cheap John now that he is keeping a shop. It’s no use for them to ‘pop it on’ to him.|
|‘The Tariff’ in Sun. Times (Perth) 18 Aug. 4/8: They’re popping it on to pianos, / On medcines, meters and milks, / On groceries, grapes and guanos, / On sugar, on satin and silk / [...] / They’ve dumped a big duty on most things.|
2. to make a bet.
|DSUE (1984).Man from Blankley’s in|
see under junk n.1
1. see sense 1f above.
2. see sense 7a above.
3. see separate entries.
see separate entry.
see also under relevant nouns.
(US) to go mad.
|(ref. to 1920s) Over the Wall 343: You’re nuts. You’ve popped your bubble. What the hell’s the matter with you?|
(US black) to have a conversation.
|Ebonics Primer at www.dolemite.com [Internet] pop someone’s collar Definition: to hold conversation with other(s); informal conversation Example: I hadn’t seen Bootney Lee in years, so we justed popped our collars to see what was happenin.|
1. to lose one’s temper, to lose patience.
|Blues for the Prince (1989) 223: Magee is alibied tight and the D.A. is popping his cork.|
|(con. 1950) March to Glory (1962) 34: You popped yer cork or somethin’, Sarge?|
|Lily on the Dustbin 184: Family members [...] will long remember that day mum ‘blew her top’, ‘snapped her twig’, ‘popped her cork’, ‘did her block’ and ‘chucked a willy’.|
2. to surrender sexually, to come to orgasm.
|‘Big Spender’ [lyrics] So, let me get right to the point, / I don’t pop my cork for ev’ry guy I see.|
|Gerald’s Game (1993) 257: You would have done me a big favor, Gerald, if you’d popped your cork right then and there.|
to have an orgasm, lit. or fig., i.e. to get very excited.
|After Hours 40: The Fräuleins popped their drawers.|
see sense 1f above.
see under shit n.
1. (US gay) to deflower anally.
|Queens’ Vernacular 21: to be the first to fuck an anal virgin [...] pop the cork.|
2. to excite sexually.
|Indep. on Sun. 13 Feb. 26: These are the popsies who pop my cork!|
see bust some Z’s under z n.1
(W.I.) of a woman, to walk in a provocative manner or to act stylishly.
|‘Uptown Top Ranking’ [lyrics] Nah pop no style, a strictly roots.|
|Official Dancehall Dict. 41: Pop-style to affect airs: u. what a way she ah pop-style.|
to administer a judicial whipping.
|Journal of Murder in Gaddis & Long (2002) 55: The whipping boss [...] starts popping the bud to the poor sucker that is being reformed.|
see pop for
(US campus) to drink beer.
|Campus Sl. Fall 5: pop tops – drink beer.|
|Sl. and Sociability 42: Examples of rhyme from college slang are [...] pop tops ‘drink beer’.|
to create, to make happen, to cause.
|Put on the Spot 7: That would pop up a lot of hell.|
(US teen) a phr. of greeting, enquiry (cf. how are you popping (up)? ).
|Famous Detective Story [Internet] ‘Who’s popping?’ asked Hank.‘Case of the Honest Thieves’ in|
|Superman 38: Hey Clarkie, what’s popping?|
|‘Lifestyles of The Rich & Infamous’ [lyrics] Yo, Ice, what’s popping, G?|
|Teen Lingo: The Source for Youth Ministry [Internet] What’s poppin? See wassup?|
|‘Ghetto Rock’ [lyrics] What’s good, what’s poppin’, what’s cracking.|
|Corruption Officer [ebk] cap. 16: Yooooooooo! What’s poppn? What’s poppn?|
SE in slang uses
a 9mm pistol.
|Get Shorty [film script] Whatta you got there . . . some kinda pop nine, the fuckin’ Fiat of guns, always jammin’ at the wrong time.|
(US campus) a surprise test; also as v.
|AS XXXVIII:3 167: An unexpected examination: shotgun (86). pop quiz (45).‘Kansas University Sl.: A New Generation’ in|
|Way Past Cool 7: Like we gonna be pop-quizzed on gun fixin in school or somethin!|
|Six Out Seven (1994) 151: Y’all writin this down, Sabby? Cause there gonna be a popquiz, man. I guaran-fuckin-tee y’all that right now.|
see bustskull under bust v.1