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poppet

[pop-it] /ˈpɒp ɪt/
noun
1.
Also called poppet valve. Machinery. a rising and falling valve consisting of a disk at the end of a vertically set stem, used in internal-combustion and steam engines.
2.
British Dialect. a term of endearment for a girl or child.
3.
Nautical. any of the vertical timbers bracing the bow or stern of a vessel about to be launched.
4.
Origin of poppet
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; earlier form of puppet

poppit

or poppet, pop-it

[pop-it] /ˈpɒp ɪt/
noun
1.
a usually plastic bead that can be connected to or detached from others of the same kind without hooks or clasps, used to form necklaces, bracelets, etc.
Origin
1955-60; from the verb phrase pop it
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  • When they begin to hit the high places the noise of the poppet valves is very noticeable.

  • You go your own godless way, free of burdens—you and your Christian poppet.

    Ghetto Comedies Israel Zangwill
  • She made me a poppet of a piece of scarlet cloth, and I called it after her.

    Soldier Rigdale Beulah Marie Dix
  • Because she ground the corn and fetched wood all day, and she had no poppet.

    Soldier Rigdale Beulah Marie Dix
  • Dolly, with the poppet in her arms, came slipping and scrambling across the stepping-stones and caught his hand.

    Soldier Rigdale Beulah Marie Dix
  • "He has nothing to say about a matter of that kind," said poppet, coldly.

British Dictionary definitions for poppet

poppet

/ˈpɒpɪt/
noun
1.
a term of affection for a small child or sweetheart
2.
Also called poppet valve. a mushroom-shaped valve that is lifted from its seating against a spring by applying an axial force to its stem: commonly used as an exhaust or inlet valve in an internal-combustion engine
3.
(nautical) a temporary supporting brace for a vessel hauled on land or in a dry dock
Word Origin
C14: early variant of puppet
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Word Origin and History for poppet
n.

"small human figure used in witchcraft and sorcery," c.1300, early form of puppet (n.). Meaning "small or dainty person" is recorded from late 14c.; later a term of endearment but also in other cases one of contempt.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for poppet

poppet

noun

A young child •Usu a term of endearment (1849+)

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