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pop·per

 (pŏp′ər)
n.
1. One that pops.
2. A container or pan for making popcorn.
3. Slang An ampoule of amyl nitrite or butyl nitrite, used illicitly to induce euphoria and enhance sexual stimulation.

popper

(ˈpɒpə)
n
1. a person or thing that pops
2. (Knitting & Sewing) Brit an informal name for press stud
3. (Cookery) chiefly US and Canadian a container for cooking popcorn in
4. (Recreational Drugs) slang an amyl nitrite capsule, which is crushed and its contents inhaled by drug users as a stimulant

Popper

(ˈpɒpə)
n
(Biography) Sir Karl. 1902–94, British philosopher, born in Vienna. In The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1934), he proposes that knowledge cannot be absolutely confirmed, but rather that science progresses by the experimental refutation of the current theory and its consequent replacement by a new theory, equally provisional but covering more of the known data. The Open Society and its Enemies (1945) is a critique of dogmatic political philosophies, such as Marxism. Other works are The Poverty of Historicism (1957), Conjectures and Refutations (1963), and Objective Knowledge (1972)
Popperian n, adj

pop•per

(ˈpɒp ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that pops.
2. a covered pan used for popping corn.
3. a vial of amyl or butyl nitrite abused as a vasodilator for the effect of exhilaration.
[1740–50]

Pop•per

(ˈpɒp ər)

n. Sir Karl (Rai•mund) (ˈreɪ mənd)
1902–94, British philosopher, born in Austria.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Popper - 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)
philosopher - a specialist in philosophy
2.popper - a container of stimulant drug (amyl nitrate or butyl nitrite)
excitant, stimulant drug, stimulant - a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
3.popper - a container for cooking popcorn
cooker - a utensil for cooking
Translations
poppers

popper

[ˈpɒpəʳ] N
1. (Brit) (= press-stud) → corchete m
2. (Drugs) cápsula de nitrito amílico

popper

[ˈpɒpər] n (British)bouton-pression m

popper

n (Brit inf: = press-stud) → Druckknopf m

popper

[ˈpɒpəʳ] n (Brit) → (bottone m) automatico

popper

n. pop. nombre atribuído a algunas drogas adictivas.
References in classic literature ?
He has chucked art and is now in popper's business.
I can shoot three hundred and fifty paces with my little popper there, and four hundred and twenty with the great war-bow; yet I can make nothing of this, nor read my own name if you were to set `Sam Aylward' up against me.
Traders on Teesside have been warned not to sell 'party poppers' to minors after a ten-year-old boy was illegally allowed to buy them.
The new additions are nothing more than fatty cheese (mozzarella for the Mozzarella Sticks and cheddar for the Jalapeno Poppers) encased in a deep-fried coating.
Reports said the 16-year-old prince was one of six boys put forward for election to the 30-strong Eton Society, known as "Poppers", who acted as prefects in their final year.
And if they take the blue sex pills at the same time as sniffing "poppers" they could die.
Gillian, 30, claimed: "These are not poppers - we don't sell them.
"It started out very much as an academic fantasy, but it's also clear that it's actually happening now," says Frank Popper. When the Poppers first suggested this idea, many feared they wanted to kick people off this land.
If you are a tyer, the key to making poppers that cast well is to build in bulk without too much weight.
A man suffered sudden, irreversible central loss of vision after taking euphoria-causing poppers for the first time, a British Medical Journal (BMJ) Case Reports study notes.
Up to now, 67-year-old John Addy from Netherton has kept a low profile about the fact he manufactures two million bottles of the recreational drug poppers - making him the number one manufacturer in the UK.
A CONSERVATIVE former minister has "outed" himself as a poppers user, as sweeping new powers banning the substance cleared the Commons.