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1. slang Apiece; each individually. Used especially in reference to the cost of something. Make sure you don't lose these badges. They're $20 a pop to replace. At $3 a pop, these decorations are a steal. A: "It's $10 a pop?" B: "Yep, $10 for one slice of pizza." A: "OK, no thanks then."
2. slang For each attempt or turn. The carnival game costs $5 a pop, but you can win some cool prizes if you're good at it. I really need to get a car of my own because it costs $100 a pop every time I rent one for just a few hours. Each toy vending machine cost 50 cents a pop, so choose wisely.
1. verb, slang To swallow (tablets or pills of drugs). A: "I'm feeling a headache coming on." B: "Why don't you pop a couple ibuprofen and go rest your eyes for a few minutes?" I could tell from his eyes that he had been popping pills again.
2. noun, informal A nonalcoholic, flavored, typically carbonated beverage; soda pop We've got beers for the adults and pop for the kids.
3. noun, informal One's father. Usually capitalized if used as a term of address. A: "Morning, Pop." B: "Good morning, Tim. Sleep well?" I heard your pop works for the government. Is that true?
4. noun, informal Music that appeals to the largest or most general portion of the population. Short for "popular music." I can't stand pop, so I don't ever really listen to music on the radio. I like pretty much any kind of music, but I mostly listen to pop.
5. adjective, informal Of or relating to pop music. Trust me, the life of a pop singer is exciting at first, but it becomes a soul-crushing ordeal fairly quickly.
6. adjective, informal Indicating, reflecting, or aimed at the largest or most general portion of the population. My mother-in-law is always peddling some new fad in the world of pop psychology. The new exhibition explores the hidden depths of pop art.
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pop someone (on something)
Inf. to strike someone on some body part. If you don't sit down, I'll pop you on the chin! Max popped Lefty on the nose.
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— a popcosting a specified amount per item. North American informal
1999 Tim Lott White City Blue I never thought I'd see the day when a curry house would do Margaritas. The waiter looks delighted. I'm not surprised at six pounds a pop.
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1. tv. to hit or strike someone. She popped him lightly on the shoulder.
2. mod. popular. This style is very pop.
3. n. popular music. I like most pop, but not if it’s too loud.
4. and a pop n. a time; a try; a piece. (Always with a in this sense.) Twenty dollars a pop is too much.
5. tv. to take or swallow a pill, tablet, or capsule. Here, pop a couple of these.
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Slang Apiece; each: Tickets to the benefit were $100 a pop.
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