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[pop-uhp] /ˈpɒpˌʌp/
adjective
1.
(of books, usually children's books) having pieces of artwork fastened to the pages so that when the page is opened, a three-dimensional cutout or object is formed and, sometimes, movement of a picture element, such as a door opening, can be activated by pulling a tab.
2.
of or being a device that ejects or raises a finished or used item from the top:
a pop-up toaster.
3.
of or relating to a device, mechanism, or object that rises or pivots from a concealed or recessed position to its operating position:
a camera with a pop-up electronic flash; a car with pop-up headlights.
4.
popping up, as from an appliance or object:
pop-up waffles heated in the toaster; a pop-up gauge for indicating when the turkey is done.
5.
noting or pertaining to a store, restaurant, etc., that temporarily takes over a vacant space and does business there for a short time:
a pop-up store selling Halloween costumes.
6.
Computers. appearing suddenly and temporarily in a new window within or on top of an open window:
Right-click to get a pop-up menu. There are tools to block pop-up ads.
noun
7.
a pop-up book.
8.
something, as a partially cut out or spring-mounted illustration in a children's book, that unfolds or springs up when opened or otherwise activated; pop-out:
a Christmas card with a pop-up of Santa Claus.
9.
Baseball. pop fly.
10.
a pop-up store, restaurant, etc.
11.
Computers. a pop-up message, menu, etc.:
Press the hot key and the pop-up will appear.
Also, popup.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65 for def 9; noun, adj. use of verb phrase pop up
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Examples from the web for pop-up
  • pop-up books have always been the exhibitionists of the literary world-all those creases and protrusions.
  • The following includes steps for disabling pop-up window blockers.
  • Throughout this tool, pop-up windows will contain help information.
British Dictionary definitions for pop-up

pop-up

adjective
1.
(of an appliance) characterized by or having a mechanism that pops up: a pop-up toaster
2.
(of a book) having pages that rise when opened to simulate a three-dimensional form
3.
(computing) (of a menu on a computer screen, etc) suddenly appearing when an option is selected
4.
(of a shop, restaurant, venue, or other small business) intentionally opening and closing for business within a very short span of time: a pop-up shop
verb
5.
(intransitive, adverb) to appear suddenly from below
noun
6.
(computing) something that appears over or above the open window on a computer screen
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Word Origin and History for pop-up
n.

from 1906 as a type of baseball hit; from pop (v.) + up (adv.). As an adjective from 1934 (of a children's book, later toasters, etc.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for pop-up

pop-up

noun

A high fly ball in the infield (1908+ Baseball)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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