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Webster 1913 Edition


Poop

Poop

,
Noun.
(Arch.)
See 2d
Poppy
.

Poop

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Pooped
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Pooping
.]
[Cf. D.
poepen
. See
Pop
.]
To make a noise; to pop; also, to break wind.

Poop

,
Noun.
[F.
poupe
; cf. Sp. & Pg.
popa
, It.
poppa
; all fr. L.
puppis
.]
(Naut.)
A deck raised above the after part of a vessel; the hindmost or after part of a vessel’s hull; also, a cabin covered by such a deck. See
Poop deck
, under
Deck
. See also
Roundhouse
.
With wind in
poop
, the vessel plows the sea.
Dryden.
The
poop
was beaten gold.
Shakespeare

Poop

,
Verb.
T.
(Naut.)
(a)
To break over the poop or stern, as a wave.
“A sea which he thought was going to poop her.”
Lord Dufferin.
(b)
To strike in the stern, as by collision.

Webster 1828 Edition


Poop

POOP

,
Noun.
[L. puppis; probably a projection.]
The highest and aftmost part of a ship's desk.

POOP

,
Verb.
T.
To strike upon the stern, as a heavy sea.
1.
To strike the stern, as one vessel that runs her stem against another's stern.

Definition 2021


poop

poop

English

Noun

poop (countable and uncountable, plural poops)

  1. The stern of a ship.
    • For usage examples of this term, see Citations:poop.
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Verb

poop (third-person singular simple present poops, present participle pooping, simple past and past participle pooped)

  1. (transitive) To break seawater with the poop of a vessel, especially the poop deck.
    • We were pooped within hailing of the quay and were nearly sunk.
  2. (transitive) To embark a ship over the stern.

Etymology 2

Origin uncertain, possibly from Middle English poupen.

Verb

poop (third-person singular simple present poops, present participle pooping, simple past and past participle pooped)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To make a short blast on a horn [from late 14th c.]
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To break wind. [from 18th c.]
  3. (intransitive) To defecate.
    His horse pooped right in the middle of the parade.
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Noun

poop (countable and uncountable, plural poops)

  1. (often childish) Fecal matter, feces. [from the 18th c.]
    • The dog took a poop on the grass.
  2. The sound of a steam engine's whistle; typically low pitch.
    2001, Rev. W. Awdry, Thomas the tank engine collection : a unique collection of stories from the railway series - p. 157 - Egmont Books, Limited, Aug 15, 2001
    Two minutes passed - five - seven- ten. "Poop! Poop!" Everyone knew that whistle, and a mighty cheer went up as the Queen's train glided into the station.
  3. (US, dated) information, facts.
Synonyms
  • See also Wikisaurus:feces
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Etymology 3

  • Recorded in World War II (1941) Army slang poop sheet "up to date information", itself of uncertain origin, perhaps toilet paper referring to etymology 2.

Noun

poop (uncountable)

  1. A set of data or general information, written or spoken, usually concerning machinery or a process.
    • Here’s the info paper with the poop on that carburetor.

Etymology 4

Origin uncertain, perhaps sound imitation.

Verb

poop (third-person singular simple present poops, present participle pooping, simple past and past participle pooped)

  1. (transitive) To tire, exhaust. Often used with out. [from early 20th c.]
    • I'm pooped from working so hard
    • He pooped out a few strides from the finish line.
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Etymology 5

Origin uncertain, perhaps a shortening of nincompoop.

Noun

poop (plural poops)

  1. A slothful person.
    • Hurry up, you old poop!
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