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[poop] /pup/
verb (used with object), Slang.
to cause to become out of breath or fatigued; exhaust:
Climbing that mountain pooped the whole group.
Verb phrases
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.
1885-90; perhaps to be identified with poop4 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for poop out


a raised structure at the stern of a vessel, esp a sailing ship
See poop deck
(transitive) (of a wave or sea) to break over the stern of (a vessel)
(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


verb (US & Canadian, slang)
(transitive; usually passive) to cause to become exhausted; tire he was pooped after the race
(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


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


verb (intransitive)
to defecate
faeces; excrement
Word Origin
perhaps related to poop²
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Word Origin and History for poop out



"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).


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

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Slang definitions & phrases for poop out

poop out

verb phrase

To fail; lose energy and impetus; fizzle: They would have won, but they suddenly just pooped out (1926+)

poop 1


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

Related Terms

poop sheet (1930s+ Army & students)

poop 2

  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+)
  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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Idioms and Phrases with poop out
Tire out, exhaust, as in I ran about ten miles, but then I was too pooped out to go on.
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. [ ; late 1800s ]
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