Main definitions of poop in English

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poop1

(also poop deck)

noun

  • The aftermost and highest deck of a ship, especially in a sailing ship where it typically forms the roof of a cabin in the stern.

    ‘there on the poop stood Captain Meech’
    • ‘But then the roof of the top of the ship is a poop deck.’
    • ‘The poop deck, forecastle and upper deck were beautifully kept, although the bilge had suffered from some leakage and had been poorly patched up.’
    • ‘The two strangers led Midori and Aoi out and up a flight of stairs, onto the poop deck of the ship.’
    • ‘Tommy was just out standing on the poop deck, getting some air.’
    • ‘Drake Roberts was up on the poop deck with his first mate, Tyler.’
    • ‘Harlan stood on the Quarterdeck, shouting orders frantically as he watched the harbor walls glide past the side of the ship, he leapt up the stairs to the poop deck, and glanced back into the harbor behind them.’
    • ‘Though she spent the majority of her time with the crew, she and her guardian could often be found on the poop deck, sitting on the side of the ship, she in her under dress and bare feet.’
    • ‘It was said by one visitor that her ‘staterooms on the poop deck were a miniature palace inside, a fantastic fortress on the outside.’’
    • ‘She smiled and ran up to the poop deck to find the captain.’
    • ‘After reaching the first super-structures, continue for about 15m on to the poop deck, where you'll see the two davits.’
    • ‘Mr. Carney said that he had served on many vessels, and had visited many more, where the fuel oil shut-off valve actuators were located in public spaces such as passageways, the crew laundry, or the poop deck near the gangway.’
    • ‘James Corby nodded in acknowledgment and joined Lieutenant Anthony Bridges on the poop deck at the back from where they cast a calm and alert eye across the proceedings on deck.’
    • ‘That night, we anchored in Geneviz Limani - the Bay of the Genoese - and dined on the poop deck as the moon rose and the sound of the lapping tide echoed against the towering cliffs.’
    • ‘He turned on his heel and walked to the poop deck.’
    • ‘He spent the night tied to the poop deck - weeping softly.’
    • ‘The captain stomped around in a foul temper. ‘Ye missed a patch,’ he said to Furgey on the poop deck.’
    • ‘When they got to the poop deck, Cal noticed Rose wrapped in a blanket, hunched over, crying.’
    • ‘Huey let me shoot the first and only approach, which was uneventful until we were over the poop deck.’
    • ‘Based on this drawing, they're constructing the poop deck on the premises.’
    • ‘Some of the Queenstown passengers had gathered on the third class poop deck and she surveyed the group.’
    rear end, rear, back, tail, poop

verb

[with object]
  • (of a wave) break over the stern of (a ship), sometimes causing it to capsize.

    ‘off Rame Head we were badly pooped’

Origin

Late Middle English from Old French pupe, from a variant of Latin puppis ‘stern’.

Pronunciation

poop

/puːp/

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poop2

verb

[with object]informalNorth American often as adjective pooped
  • Exhaust (someone)

    ‘I was pooped and just flopped into bed’
    • ‘I'm back, I'm pooped, I'm happy, I'm going to sleep,’
    • ‘I'm absolutely pooped this morning - I'm not even sure why, as yesterday was generally a pretty relaxing day - work was far from stressful, and the fireworks in the evening were a fun but gentle way of passing the time.’
    • ‘The reindeer are pooped, think we'll stay here awhile.’
    • ‘On the way home, I got off the train at Atlantic / Pacific and took a car service the rest of the way home - something I try not to do too often, but I was pooped and in no mood to get off the train and then wait for a bus.’
    • ‘I have copious notes, but I'm too pooped to blog.’
    • ‘Inevitably, I'm now pooped, so I'm going to kick back on the sofa and read/doze for a while. Of course, as usual, what I really need is a good massage across my shoulders and back.’
    • ‘By the time we leave the reception we'll both be too pooped to pop.’
    • ‘I'm pooped, and still working now (remember that I'm an hour ahead of the UK, so it's heading towards 8pm now).’
    • ‘Right - we're heading into Birmingham, and I'm pooped.’
    • ‘Already I am pooped and all I've done is some web-programming.’
    • ‘I think enough time has elapsed since the party for me to be sufficiently adjusted, although I'm still pooped.’
    • ‘It was great but I'm too pooped to write about it.’
    • ‘Some of the ladies went out to celebrate but Langford said she had a toast with her parents and was pretty pooped on the flight home the next morning.’
    • ‘I had a general invite to see Idol at a friend's house, but I was pooped and my nesting instinct was mighty.’
    • ‘I'm pooped and think I need to veg out for a while before bed.’
    • ‘He can make all the throws when he tries to, but sometimes he poops it out there, like quitting on a golf swing.’
    • ‘Next they'll announce that they won't tax the rich anymore because it poops the taxman out to walk up all those stairs at the mansion.’
    • ‘The great thing is they love it there and it really poops them out, so they'll be tired for a day or two after they come home.’
    • ‘The kids were awesome (some were not), and though I had a lot of fun, I was pooped and glad that it was over.’
    • ‘Offering a weak a smile, she responded, ‘I'm pooped.’’
    • ‘My guest blogger pooped out on me - got a text message from him saying ‘It's too hot to blog!’’
    • ‘You don't want to poop out at your own party, do you?’
    tired out, worn out, weary, dog-tired, bone-tired, bone-weary, ready to drop, on one's last legs, asleep on one's feet, drained, fatigued, enervated, debilitated, spent

Phrasal Verbs

    poop out
    North American informal
    • Stop functioning.

      ‘the analogue tape fluttered slightly in pitch but didn't poop out’
      • ‘Just a few miles from the finish of a three-day automotive competition and rally, their car poops out.’
      • ‘Doc had it installed at Circuit City after the original factory model pooped out.’

Origin

1930s of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

poop

/puːp/

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poop3

noun

mass nouninformal
  • Excrement.

    ‘dog poop is a major source of water pollution on Cape Cod’
    • ‘I was the one that they would, you know, one would lean over behind me and the other would give me a push and I would land in the dog manure, poop pile.’
    • ‘Aside from a few dog poop and erection jokes, some of the dialogue is surprisingly smart.’
    • ‘Then you have to act humble, mutter some incantation three times, then they throw dog poop on your shoes, and suddenly you are acting Prime Minister and Grand Poobah.’
    • ‘Is a man stepping in dog poop automatically funny?’
    • ‘The visitors are wondering if we have found some secret Hawking-like black hole disappearing mechanism for momentary litter and dog poop!’
    • ‘Not rats, not mice, not melting dog poop, but in-line skaters.’
    • ‘You wake up with a steaming pile of dog poop on your lawn.’
    • ‘Hyndburn Council's moves have been matched by other East Lancashire authorities, with each council embarking on a blitz of dog poop.’
    • ‘Other ingredients that are suitable for compost include saw dust, straw, bird seed, sea weed, and manure, although dog and cat poop is not advised.’
    • ‘But it still feels like my dad will walk out of the garage and yell at me to go pick up the dog poop in the backyard, after I get finished mowing the front.’
    • ‘One nice thing about receiving home delivery of the Boston Globe is that our carrier inserts it into a handy plastic bag which can be used to pick up dog poop.’
    • ‘In Buffalo, my bedroom window faces a neighbor's rickety tool shed, which is buried in a snowdrift and dotted with dog poop.’
    • ‘Usually the gossip is about how that aspiring actor doesn't ever pick up his dog's poop, and have you seen the size of that dog's poop?’
    • ‘This is my first time seeing the film, so maybe there were more poop gags than the director deemed necessary this first time around?’
    • ‘Tired of the fetid piles of iguana poop the studios have been passing off as horror these days?’
    • ‘Remove a bowel movement from your child's diaper, put it in the toilet, and tell your child that poop goes in the potty.’
    • ‘You could have a whole movie of nothing but fart and poop jokes and it would make $100 million.’
    • ‘He does us all a big favor by keeping the fart, sperm, and poop jokes to the bare minimum.’
    • ‘Although, I do feel that poop jokes don't go far if they are presented in a trite way, but here again it is in the a matter of the presentation of the joke.’
    • ‘Some go so far as to say that paleo poop represents one of the more intriguing - albeit uncharted - fields of dinosaur fossil research.’

verb

[no object]informal
  • Defecate.

    • ‘Either that or they aren't held up by ‘the man’ and ‘society’ and the oppressive illogical moral arguments about not pooping your pants.’
    • ‘I was pooping myself because I hadn't played for years, but once I got into it I was fine.’
    • ‘This will require a bus, a couch on a trailer, 50 gallons of Tequila and Register readers lobbing Big Macs into the mouth of a giant, plastic vulture, which will then poop the burgers into our hands.’
    • ‘Infants with brains barely able to properly poop their pants won't care for a commentary or behind-the-scenes featurettes.’
    • ‘And the golf cart almost goes careening off into a ravine, and I almost poop my pants.’
    • ‘I think this was right after I told my friend that Leta poops lima beans whole.’
    • ‘A blessed bird-lover from elsewhere in Canada who adores feeding stray pets, pigeons, and pooping seagulls (also known in impolite circles as the ‘trash cans of the cosmos’).’
    • ‘To conclude, Moore states that he calls it like he sees it and he can admit when he's wrong, ‘and when I'm wrong, like the thing about Bush pooping his pants, I'll say so.’’
    • ‘I love it in all it's novelty plastic Santa, reindeers pooping chocolate covered raisins, cuddly robins singing ‘Jingle Bells’, hot toddy flavoured bubble bath glory.’
    • ‘One friend talked about infrasound, a weapon developed in France that shoots very low frequencies creating nausea, disorientation, vomiting and even pooping your pants.’
    • ‘I'm feeding about every 2.5 hours, and ever since I started drinking gallons of prune juice the baby is pooping every 2.5 minutes.’
    • ‘By the time we leave the restaurant I have consumed so much garlic that I have basically ensured that my baby will be pooping garlic for the first 13 years of her life.’
    • ‘Fruit-eating bats play an important role in forest ecology, taking in seeds and pooping them all over the forest after digesting the fruit.’
    • ‘I cannot quite believe his age; how recently it seems that he alternated sleeping in the crook of my arm with pooping his weight indoors.’
    • ‘According to Heather, and I have no reason to doubt her, her mom is going to ‘totally poop her pants.’’
    • ‘No… Don't let your child pee or poop every where and make your life miserable.’
    • ‘The seeds from which trees and plants grow are often spread around by animals that eat and poop the seeds.’
    • ‘This way if you are going to get hit, at least you won't have to see it coming and poop your pants.’
    • ‘I'll add that if you're feeding a high-quality dog food, most of the food goes to making more puppy, not to poop, so it's often the case that dogs poop a whole lot less than you might expect.’
    • ‘Genetically modified dogs must be the way forward - to poop less, and more like rabbits in consistency.’

Origin

Early 18th century imitative.

Pronunciation

poop

/puːp/

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poop4

noun

mass nouninformalNorth American
  • Up-to-date or inside information.

    ‘here's the latest poop from Hollywood’
    • ‘It gives the inside poop on the social scene at colleges from coast to coast.’
    • ‘What a relief to discover that my industrious good friend David Brown is hot on the trail of the schnooks who made a pile trading Cinram stock off the inside poop.’
    • ‘My own personal poop situation falls into the category of ‘too much information for my gentle blog-reading audience.’’
    • ‘The media should trust the judgment of its customers to give it the straight poop from the mouth of the sewer, so to speak.’
    scandal, gossip, talk, revelations, rumour, rumours, tittle-tattle, tattle

Origin

1940s of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

poop

/puːp/

Main definitions of poop in English

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poop5

noun

informalNorth American
  • A stupid or ineffectual person.

    ‘he was making fun of an old poop’
    idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clod

Origin

Early 20th century perhaps a shortening of nincompoop.

Pronunciation

poop

/puːp/