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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 ?
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.
Simply put, poppers are plugs with flat or cupped faces designed to displace more water to cause more noise at the top of the water column.
Poppers, a liquid legal high with psychoactive effects, have been linked to retinal damage in new research published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
Poppers 'not in crackdown' POPPERS should not be included in a crackdown on so-called legal highs because they are not "psychoactive", Government advisers have said.
A Conservative former minister has "outed" himself as a poppers user, amid warnings that a Government ban on the substance will harm the gay community and others.
A CONSERVATIVE former minister has "outed" himself as a poppers user, as sweeping new powers banning the substance cleared the Commons.
Mr Fabricant said he had informed fellow MPs that he had tried the drug, saying: "I informed the Tea Room discussion on poppers that I had tried them.
A TORY MP revealed he uses poppers as the Commons debated a ban on the drug yesterday.
Poppers, the name given to a group of chemicals called alkyl nitrites, are normally sniffed from a bottle producing a short head-rush.
1) This paper does not cover the various ways in which Schelling's ideas have found counterparts in Poppers thought, rather it restricts itself to a discussion of a non-anthropocentric account of freedom being an embedded characteristic of the universe.
Fellow judge Amanda Holden said that she asked Cowell if they were poppers.
Readers got fired up about Jesse Archer's article on poppers, swapping horror stories and fond memories, and even comparing, ahem, package sizes in the comments on Advocate, com.