from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that pops.
  • n. A container or pan for making popcorn.
  • n. Slang An ampoule of amyl nitrite or butyl nitrite, used illicitly to induce euphoria and enhance sexual stimulation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who pops.
  • n. A dagger.
  • n. A short piece of twisted string tied to the end of a whip that creates the distinctive sound when the whip is thrown or cracked.
  • n. A capsule of amyl nitrite for recreational use as a sexual stimulant.
  • n. A floating lure designed to splash when the fishing line is twitched.
  • n. Either of a pair of interlocking discs commonly used in place of buttons to fasten clothing.
  • n. A device that pops kernels of corn to produce popcorn.
  • n. A stuffed and usually breaded jalapeño.
  • n. A juice box.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A utensil for popping corn, usually a wire basket with a long handle.
  • n. A dagger.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A utensil for popping corn; a corn-popper. It is made of wire gauze with a cover and a long wooden handle.
  • n. Anything that pops or makes a popping sound, as a firecracker or pistol.
  • n. A dagger.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. British philosopher (born in Austria) who argued that scientific theories can never be proved to be true, but are tested by attempts to falsify them (1902-1994)
  • n. a container of stimulant drug (amyl nitrate or butyl nitrite)
  • n. a container for cooking popcorn


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From pop +‎ -er (“suffix forming agent noun”).

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From Popper ("a brand name"), a brand name owned by Queensland United Foods; from 1978.



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