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  • n  an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
  • n  a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
  • n  a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork
  • n  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
  • v  bulge outward
    His eyes popped
  • v  hit a pop-fly
    He popped out to shortstop
  • v  make a sharp explosive noise
    The cork of the champagne bottle popped
  • v  fire a weapon with a loud explosive noise
    The soldiers were popping
  • v  cause to make a sharp explosive sound
    He popped the champagne bottle
  • v  appear suddenly or unexpectedly
    The farm popped into view as we turned the corner
    He suddenly popped up out of nowhere
  • v  put or thrust suddenly and forcefully
    pop the pizza into the microwave oven
    He popped the petit-four into his mouth
  • v  release suddenly
    pop the clutch
  • v  hit or strike
    He popped me on the head
  • v  drink down entirely
    They popped a few beer after work
  • v  take drugs, especially orally
    The man charged with murder popped a valium to calm his nerves
  • v  cause to burst with a loud, explosive sound
    The child popped the balloon
  • v  burst open with a sharp, explosive sound
    The balloon popped
    This popcorn pops quickly in the microwave oven
  • s  (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)
  • r  like a pop or with a pop
    everything went pop

  • The Korean pop music biz is Asia's hottest.
  • It also seduced Extasy Records, an independent label that was in the vanguard of a growing backlash against saccharine pop stars.
  • The Taiwanese pop star doesn't much care about lyrics, just the mood-ring colors her music conjures up.
News & Articles

  • Pop Culture Patriarchs More Nuanced, Ranging From Distant To Doting To Doofus
    Here's a pop (that's a hint) quiz. Question: What do Homer Simpson, Tony Soprano, Rob Petrie, Cliff Huxtable, Al Bundy and Don Draper have in common? Answer: They're dads. Fictional dads, to be sure (from "The Simpsons," "The Sopranos," "The Dick Van Dyke
    June 16, 2013 - Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Water Cooler: Pop Culture Fun
    Here are a few things in pop culture that caught our eye recently. \u25A0 Las Vegas 51s ballplayers whine to the Wall Street Journal about having to play at Cashman Field. New unwritten rule of baseball: You're not allowed to act like a spoiled major
    June 16, 2013 - Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Pop. 1280 Announce New Album Via Blood-Curdling 'Lights Out' Single
    Scumsucking New York noise-punks Pop. 1280 will return with their second album August 6 via Sacred Bones. Dubbed Imps of Perversion , the 10-song set was produced by Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Swans) and is, according to the label, expected to include "stories of lust, sexual confusion, temptation, and debauchery," as well as the occasional areas in which those concepts overlap, no doubt...
    June 14, 2013 - Spin

  • Paul Pierce in Toronto Star
    When I came down I thought I felt a pop, I thought I tore it,Pierce said.
  • Berry Gordy in OCRegister
    The 'King of Pop' is not big enough for him,Gordy said, sparking a standing ovation from the Staples crowd. "I think he is simply the greatest entertainer that ever lived."

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