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poop1

[poop] /pup/
noun
1.
a superstructure at the stern of a vessel.
2.
verb (used with object)
3.
(of a wave) to break over the stern of (a ship).
4.
to take (seas) over the stern.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English pouppe < Middle French < Latin puppis stern of a ship

poop2

[poop] /pup/
verb (used with object), Slang.
1.
to cause to become out of breath or fatigued; exhaust:
Climbing that mountain pooped the whole group.
Verb phrases
2.
poop out,
  1. to cease from or fail in something, as from fear or exhaustion:
    When the time for action came, they all pooped out and went home instead.
  2. to break down; stop functioning:
    The heater has pooped out again.
Origin
1885-90; perhaps to be identified with poop4

poop3

[poop] /pup/
noun, Slang.
1.
relevant information, especially a candid or pertinent factual report; low-down:
Send a reporter to get the real poop on that accident.
Origin
1945-50, Americanism; apparently extracted from poop sheet; cf. poop4

poop4

[poop] /pup/
noun
1.
verb (used without object)
2.
to defecate.
Origin
1735-45; earlier “to break wind,” probably the same word as Middle English powpen, popen to sound or blow a horn; uncertain if poop2, poop3 are sense developments or parallel expressive coinages

poop5

[poop] /pup/
noun, Slang.
2.
a stupid, fussy, or boring person.
Origin
1910-15; perhaps shortening of nincompoop
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British Dictionary definitions for poop

poop1

/puːp/
noun
1.
a raised structure at the stern of a vessel, esp a sailing ship
2.
See poop deck
verb
3.
(transitive) (of a wave or sea) to break over the stern of (a vessel)
4.
(intransitive) (of a vessel) to ship a wave or sea over the stern, esp repeatedly
Word Origin
C15: from Old French pupe, from Latin puppis poop, ship's stern

poop2

/puːp/
verb (US & Canadian, slang)
1.
(transitive; usually passive) to cause to become exhausted; tire: he was pooped after the race
2.
(intransitive) usually foll by out. to give up or fail, esp through tiredness: he pooped out of the race
Word Origin
C14 poupen to blow, make a sudden sound, perhaps of imitative origin

poop3

/puːp/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian, slang)
  1. information; the facts
  2. (as modifier): a poop sheet
Word Origin
of unknown origin

poop4

/puːp/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to defecate
noun
2.
faeces; excrement
Word Origin
perhaps related to poop²
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Word Origin and History for poop
n.

"stern deck of a ship," c.1400, from Middle French poupe "stern of a ship" (14c.), from Old Provençal or Italian poppa, from Latin puppis "poop, stern," of uncertain origin. Poop deck attested by 1779.

"excrement," 1744, a children's euphemism, probably of imitative origin. The verb in this sense is from 1903. Cf. the same word in the sense "to break wind softly," attested from 1721, earlier "to make a short blast on a horn" (late 14c.). Meaning "stupid or dull person" is from 1915. Pooper-scooper attested from 1970.

"up-to-date information," 1941, in poop sheet, U.S. Army slang, of unknown origin, perhaps from poop (n.2).

v.

"become tired," 1931, of unknown origin (see pooped). Related: Pooping.

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Slang definitions & phrases for poop

poop 1

noun

Information; data; scoop: The girl's given us the complete poop

Related Terms

poop sheet (1930s+ Army & students)


poop 2

noun
  1. Excrement; poo •Along with poo, this is a euphemism for use to and by children (1744+)
  2. A contemptible, trifling person; pill •Often used ironically and affectionately, esp of an old person: a sweet old poop who was seventy-six (1915+)
verb
  1. : The dog pooped on the rug (1903+)
  2. To tire; fatigue; bush: Being with him poops me exceedingly (1932+)

[probably fr a merging of 14th-century poupen, ''to toot,'' with 15th-century poop, ''the rear part of a ship,'' fr Latin puppis of the same meaning; the fatigue sense may be related to the condition of a ship that is pooped, ''has taken a wave over the stern'']


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