{{11}}poop (n.1) "stern deck of a ship," c.1400, from M.Fr. poupe "stern of a ship," from It. poppa, from L. puppis "poop, stern," of uncertain origin. Poop deck attested by 1779.
{{12}}poop (n.2) "excrement," 1744, a children's euphemism, probably of imitative origin; Cf. the same word in the sense "to break wind softly," attested from 1721, earlier "to make a short blast on a horn" (late 14c.).
{{12}}poop (n.3) "up to date information," 1941, in poop sheet, Army slang, of unknown origin, perhaps from POOP (Cf. poop) (n.2).
{{13}}poop (v.) "tire out," 1931, of unknown origin, perhaps imitative of the sound of heavy breathing from exhaustion (Cf. POOP (Cf. poop) (n.2)). Related: Pooped; pooping.

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  • Poop — Poop, n. [F. poupe; cf. Sp. & Pg. popa, It. poppa; all fr. L. puppis.] (Naut.) A deck raised above the after part of a vessel; the hindmost or after part of a vessel s hull; also, a cabin covered by such a deck. See {Poop deck}, under {Deck}. See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poop — poop1 [po͞op] n. [LME pouppe < MFr poupe < Prov popa or It poppa < L puppis, stern of a ship] 1. the stern section of a ship 2. on sailing ships, a raised deck at the stern: also poop deck vt. to break over the poop or stern of: said of… …   English World dictionary

  • Poop — Poop, v. t. (Naut.) (a) To break over the poop or stern, as a wave. A sea which he thought was going to poop her. Lord Dufferin. (b) To strike in the stern, as by collision. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poop —   [puːp, englisch] die, / s, früher Hütte, hinterer, von Bord zu Bord gehender Aufbau eines Schiffes.   * * * Poop [pu:p], die; , s [engl. poop < (m)frz. poupe, über das Aprovenz. < lat. puppis] (Seemannsspr.): hinterer Aufbau auf einem… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Poop — Poop, n. (Arch.) See 2d {Poppy}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poop — Poop, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Pooped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pooping}.] [Cf. D. poepen. See {Pop}.] To make a noise; to pop; also, to break wind. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poop — may refer to: * Stern, the rear or aft part of a ship or boat ** Poop deck, a deck that constitutes the roof of a cabin built in the aft (rear) part of the superstructure of a ship. ** To be pooped, in nautical parlance, means to have a wave come …   Wikipedia

  • Poop — [pu:p] die; , s <aus gleichbed. engl. poop, dies über mittelfr. poupe aus lat. puppis> (Seemannsspr.) Hütte, hinterer Aufbau bei einem Handelsschiff …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • poop — (also poop deck) ► NOUN ▪ a raised deck at the stern of a ship, especially a sailing ship. ORIGIN Latin puppis stern …   English terms dictionary

  • Poop — (engl., spr. pūp), s. Hütte (Seewesen) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Poop — des Schiffes, ein auf dem achtersten Teil des Oberdecks befindlicher, geschlossener und von Bord zu Bord reichender Aufbau, der meist die Kajüte und Wohnräume enthält. T. Schwarz …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

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