AskDefine | Define pops

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English

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA: /pɑps/
  • Rhymes: -ɒps

Etymology 1

From papa 'dad'

Noun

pops
  1. (informal, usually as a form of address) Father, dad.
    Hey, pops, I'm home.
  2. By extension, another man old enough to be the speaker's father.

Etymology 2

onomatopoeia

Noun

pops
  1. Plural of pop (the sound and related meanings)

Verb

pops
  1. third-person singular of pop

Extensive Definition

"Pops" redirects here. For other uses, please see Pop.
A Pops orchestra is an orchestra that plays popular music and show tunes as well as well-known classical works. 'Pops Orchestras' are generally organised in large cities and are distinct from more 'highbrow', symphony or philharmonic orchestras which also may exist in the same city.
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