15 May 2009

A Word With Moshammer's Ghost


Function: noun, verb

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French pope, from Latin puppis

Date: 15th Century

01: (noun, 1450) an enclosed superstructure at the stern of a ship above the main deck; "The captain's down in the poop!"

02: (verb, 1748) to break over the stern of a ship (a sea or wave); "Man, the sea is pooping hard today!"

03: (verb, 1903) to break wind or defecate (from Middle English poupen) to make a gulping sound of imitative origin; "Whew, that hummus has got me poopin' tonight!"

04: (verb, 1932) slang; to put out of breath, to tire out: "Fuck, am I pooped!"

05: (noun, 1941) slang; information, a scoop; "Hey Hank, what's the hot poop?"

06: (noun, 1965) slang; feces; "Jesus Christ on rollerskates, there was monkey poop everywhere!"

Hotcha! Hank

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