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popper

[pop-er] /ˈpɒp ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that pops.
2.
a utensil, as a covered pan, used for popping corn.
3.
Angling. chugger.
4.
a vial of amyl or butyl nitrite abused as a vasodilator for the effect of exhilaration.
Origin of popper
1740-1750
1740-50; pop1 + -er1; compare Middle English poppere a small dagger

Popper

[pop-er] /ˈpɒp ər/
noun
1.
Sir Karl (Raimund) [rey-muh nd] /ˈreɪ mənd/ (Show IPA), 1902–1994, British philosopher, born in Austria.
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Examples from the Web for popper
Historical Examples
  • But she, too, had an interest in spiritualism, though he was much more deeply influenced by Mrs. popper than she.

    The Silent Bullet Arthur B. Reeve
  • With all popper's money, we've never been able to get a real good footing.

  • "Maybe the boy would behave himself this time, popper," Mrs. Zwiebel interceded.

    The Competitive Nephew Montague Glass
  • It came as though a dagger had been thrust into the heart of Mrs. popper.

    The Silent Bullet Arthur B. Reeve
  • "Yes, popper," said the girl, and Jack's heart began to play the anvil chorus on the xylophone of his ribs.

    Jack and the Check Book John Kendrick Bangs
  • "If you would like to see my popper, I can manage it," she said hesitatingly.

  • Sometimes they had pop-corn, and Dickey always shook the popper.

  • An example of the former is met with in popper's well-known "Elfentanz."

    Chats to 'Cello Students Arthur Broadley
  • He nodded in reply, and sprinkled the popper with kernels again, and she went back to her bench, carrying the pan under one arm.

  • The noise of the popper, however, was what startled the team and caused it to "dig in."

    The Prairie Schooner William Francis Hooker
British Dictionary definitions for popper

popper

/ˈpɒpə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that pops
2.
(Brit) an informal name for press stud
3.
(mainly US & Canadian) a container for cooking popcorn in
4.
(slang) an amyl nitrite capsule, which is crushed and its contents inhaled by drug users as a stimulant

Popper

/ˈpɒpə/
noun
1.
Sir Karl. 1902–94, British philosopher, born in Vienna. In The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1934), he proposes that knowledge cannot be absolutely confirmed, but rather that science progresses by the experimental refutation of the current theory and its consequent replacement by a new theory, equally provisional but covering more of the known data. The Open Society and its Enemies (1945) is a critique of dogmatic political philosophies, such as Marxism. Other works are The Poverty of Historicism (1957), Conjectures and Refutations (1963), and Objective Knowledge (1972)
Derived Forms
Popperian (pɒˈpɪərɪən) noun, adjective
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popper in Medicine

popper pop·per (pŏp'ər)
n.
An ampoule of amyl nitrite or butyl nitrite used as a stimulant drug.

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Slang definitions & phrases for popper

popper

noun

  1. A pistol (1889+)
  2. pill or capsule of amyl or butyl nitrite: I'm just giving you a harmless popper (1960s+ Narcotics)

Related Terms

eyepopper, finger-popper, joy-popper, pill popper

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