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popcorn

[pop-kawrn] /ˈpɒpˌkɔrn/
noun
1.
any of several varieties of corn whose kernels burst open and puff out when subjected to dry heat.
2.
popped corn.
3.
peanut (def 4c).
Origin of popcorn
1810-1820
1810-20, Americanism; short for popped corn. See pop1, -ed2, corn1
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Examples from the web for popcorn
  • Most companies contract with farmers to grow what they need and this also applies to popcorn.
  • Few see any culinary action more sophisticated than reheating leftovers or popping popcorn.
  • Some want to engage, some to pitch a fit, and some to eat popcorn and watch.
  • Meanwhile, every country may list dozens of sensitive areas where tariffs can still apply, from ports to cars to popcorn.
  • He likened the crisis to popcorn rather than dominoes.
  • He also sold popcorn and peanuts at local football games.
  • The falling foam was usually popcorn sized, too small to cause more than superficial dents in the thermal protection tiles.
  • Sometimes they spread a sheet over the couch and ate a big bowl of popcorn.
  • Look at a swatch of it and you will want to throw your hair into a side ponytail and make a bowl of microwave popcorn.
  • Scientists have doubled the payload of today's popcorn-at the expense of taste.
British Dictionary definitions for popcorn

popcorn

/ˈpɒpˌkɔːn/
noun
1.
a variety of maize having hard pointed kernels that puff up when heated
2.
the puffed edible kernels of this plant
Word Origin
C19: so called because of the noise the grains make when they swell up and burst on heating
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Word Origin and History for popcorn
n.

1819, from pop (v.) + corn (n.1).

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Slang definitions & phrases for popcorn

popcorn

noun
  1. Something trivial and insubstantial: Gimbel called the charges ''popcorn''
  2. Something easily done; breeze, piece of cake: As for Streep, she does what she is asked to do. But the role is popcorn (1973+)

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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popcorn in Technology


AI system built on POP-2. "The POPCORN Reference Manual", S. Hardy, Essex U, Colchester, 1973.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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