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1. An enclosed superstructure at the stern of a ship.
2. A poop deck.
tr.v. pooped, poop·ing, poops
1. To break over the stern of (a ship). Used of a wave.
2. To take (a wave) over the stern.
[Middle English poupe, from Old French, from Vuglar Latin *puppa, alteration (possibly influenced by Latin prōra, prow) of Latin puppis, stern, poop, of unknown origin.]
tr.v. pooped, poop·ing, poops SlangPhrasal Verb:
To cause to become fatigued; tire: "Many people stop here, pooped by the short, steep climb" (Sierra Club Guides to the National Parks).
poop out Slang
1. To quit because of exhaustion: poop out of a race.
2. To decide not to participate, especially at the last moment.
Inside information: She gave me all the poop on the company party.
A person regarded as very disagreeable.
[Perhaps short for nincompoop.]
poop 5(po͞op) Informal
intr.v. pooped, poop·ing, poops
To defecate in (one's clothes or bed, for example).
[Possibly from obsolete poop, to break wind, from Middle English poupen, to blow a horn, toot, of imitative origin.]
(Nautical Terms) a raised structure at the stern of a vessel, esp a sailing ship
1. (Nautical Terms) (tr) (of a wave or sea) to break over the stern of (a vessel)
2. (Nautical Terms) (intr) (of a vessel) to ship a wave or sea over the stern, esp repeatedly
[C15: from Old French pupe, from Latin puppis poop, ship's stern]
1. (tr; usually passive) to cause to become exhausted; tire: he was pooped after the race.
2. (usually foll by: out) to give up or fail, esp through tiredness: he pooped out of the race.
[C14 poupen to blow, make a sudden sound, perhaps of imitative origin]
a. information; the facts
b. (as modifier): a poop sheet.
[of unknown origin]
[perhaps related to poop2]
1. a superstructure at the stern of a vessel.
2. poop deck.v.t.
3. (of a wave) to break over the stern of (a ship).
4. to take (seas) over the stern.
[1375–1425; pouppe < Middle French < Latin puppis stern]
1. to cause to become out of breath or exhausted: pooped after the long hike.
2. poop out,
a. to become exhausted.
b. to give up or cease to participate.
c. to break down; stop functioning.
[1885–90; perhaps to be identified with poop4]
a candid or pertinent factual report; low-down.
[1945–50; appar. extracted from poop sheet fact sheet; compare poop4]
1. feces; excrement.v.i.
2. to defecate.
[1735–45; earlier “to break wind,” probably the same word as Middle English powpen, popen to sound or blow a horn; uncertain if poop2, poop3 are sense developments or parallel expressive coinages]
poop- Once had the meaning "to make an abrupt sound, as from a wind instrument."
See also related terms for wind instrument.
Past participle: pooped
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|Noun||1.||poop - obscene terms for feces|
|2.||poop - a stupid foolish person|
|3.||poop - slang terms for inside information; "is that the straight dope?"|
|4.||poop - the rear part of a ship |
escutcheon - (nautical) a plate on a ship's stern on which the name is inscribed
back, rear - the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
skeg - a brace that extends from the rear of the keel to support the rudderpost