A surprise test; an unexpected examination
[1940s+ College students; pop, ”to announce or produce unexpectedly,” is found by 1529]
[pops] /pɒps/ adjective 1. of or relating to a symphony orchestra specializing in popular or light classical music: Thursday is pops night on the concert series. noun 2. (often initial capital letter) (used with a singular verb) a symphony orchestra specializing in popular and light classical music: When you’re in Boston be sure to hear […]
noun 1. . noun 1. a concert of popular and light classical music played by a symphony orchestra.
[pop-shop] /ˈpɒpˌʃɒp/ noun, British Slang. 1. .
noun a music genre combining pop and classical music Word Origin pop + (class)ical Usage Note music