Main definitions of popple in English

: popple1popple2

popple1

verb

[with object]
  • (of water) flow in a tumbling or rippling way.

    ‘we could hear the sound of the water poppling, splashing, trickling’
    form ripples, form ripples on, flow in wavelets, undulate, popple, lap, purl, babble

noun

in singular
  • A rolling or rippling of water.

    ‘the short, confused popple that exists outside the entrance to the marina’

Origin

Late Middle English probably from Middle Dutch popelen ‘to murmur’, of imitative origin.

Pronunciation

popple

/ˈpɒp(ə)l/

Main definitions of popple in English

: popple1popple2

popple2

noun

dialect
  • A poplar tree.

Origin

Late Middle English apparently from Latin populus ‘poplar’.

Pronunciation

popple

/ˈpɒp(ə)l/