Poop out

poop

2 [poop]
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,
a.
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.
b.
to break down; stop functioning: The heater has pooped out again.

Origin:
1885–90; perhaps to be identified with poop4

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poop1 (puːp)
 
n
1.  a raised structure at the stern of a vessel, esp a sailing ship
2.  See poop deck
 
vb
3.  (tr) (of a wave or sea) to break over the stern of (a vessel)
4.  (intr) (of a vessel) to ship a wave or sea over the stern, esp repeatedly
 
[C15: from Old French pupe, from Latin puppis poop, ship's stern]

poop2 (puːp)
 
vb (usually foll by out)
1.  (tr; usually passive) to cause to become exhausted; tire: he was pooped after the race
2.  to give up or fail, esp through tiredness: he pooped out of the race
 
[C14 poupen to blow, make a sudden sound, perhaps of imitative origin]

poop3 (puːp)
 
n
slang (US), (Canadian)
 a.  information; the facts
 b.  (as modifier): a poop sheet
 
[of unknown origin]

poop4 (puːp)
 
vb
1.  to defecate
 
n
2.  faeces; excrement
 
[perhaps related to poop²]

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Word Origin & History

poop
"stern deck of a ship," c.1405, from M.Fr. poupe "stern of a ship," from It. poppa, from L. puppis "poop, stern," of uncertain origin.

poop
"excrement," 1744, a children's euphemism, probably of imitative origin; 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.).

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

poop
"tire out," 1931, of unknown origin, perhaps imitative of the sound of heavy breathing from exhaustion (cf. poop (n.2)).
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Slang Dictionary

poop definition


  1. n.
    information; the detailed knowledge of something. : What's the poop on the broken glass in the hall?
  2. n.
    fecal matter. (Usually objectionable. See also poo.) : There's poop on the sidewalk.
  3. in.
    to defecate. : Your dog pooped on my lawn!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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poop out definition


  1. in.
    to quit; to wear out and stop. (See also pooped (out).) : He pooped out after about an hour.
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Idioms & Phrases

poop out

  1. Tire out, exhaust, as in I ran about ten miles, but then I was too pooped out to go on.

  2. Quit, decide not to participate, especially at the last minute. For example, We had about twenty signed up for the seminar, but then half of them pooped out. [Slang; late 1800s]

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