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popgun

[pop-guhn] /ˈpɒpˌgʌn/
noun
1.
a child's toy gun from which a pellet is shot by compressed air, producing a loud pop.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; pop1 + gun1
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Examples from the web for popgun
  • There are little tinny breech-loading shotguns the size of my first popgun, the one with the cork on a string.
  • The intellectual caliber of the first responders barely rose above a popgun level.
British Dictionary definitions for popgun

popgun

/ˈpɒpˌɡʌn/
noun
1.
a toy gun that fires a pellet or cork by means of compressed air and makes a popping sound
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Slang definitions & phrases for popgun

popgun

noun

A pistol (1849+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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