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Popper definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: 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) [syn: Popper, Karl Popper, Sir Karl Raimund Popper]
2: a container of stimulant drug (amyl nitrate or butyl nitrite)
3: a container for cooking popcorn

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1750 1. one that pops; especially a utensil for popping corn 2. slang a vial of amyl nitrite or butyl nitrite used illicitly as an inhalational aphrodisiac

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 Brit. colloq. a press-stud. 2 a person or thing that pops. 3 colloq. a small vial of amyl nitrite used for inhalation.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Popper Pop"per, n. A utensil for popping corn, usually a wire basket with a long handle.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Popper Pop"per, n. A dagger. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(poppers) A popper is a device for fastening clothes. It consists of two pieces of plastic or metal which you press together. (BRIT; in AM, use snap fastener, snap) N-COUNT



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