[pop-in-jey] /ˈpɒp ɪnˌdʒeɪ/
a person given to vain, pretentious displays and empty chatter; coxcomb; fop.
British Dialect. a woodpecker, especially the green woodpecker.
Archaic. the figure of a parrot usually fixed on a pole and used as a target in archery and gun shooting.
Archaic. a parrot.
a conceited, foppish, or excessively talkative person
an archaic word for parrot
the figure of a parrot used as a target
late 13c., “a parrot,” from Old French papegai (12c.), from Spanish papagayo, from Arabic babagha’, Persian babgha “parrot,” possibly formed in an African or other non-Indo-European language and imitative of its cry. Ending probably assimilated in Western European languages to “jay” words (Old French jai, etc.).
Used of people in a complimentary sense (in allusion to beauty and rarity) from early 14c.; meaning “vain, talkative person” is first recorded 1520s. Obsolete figurative sense of “a target to shoot at” is explained by Cotgrave’s 2nd sense definition: “also a woodden parrot (set up on the top of a steeple, high tree, or pole) whereat there is, in many parts of France, a generall shooting once euerie yeare; and an exemption, for all that yeare, from La Taille, obtained by him that strikes downe” all or part of the bird.
[poh-pish] /ˈpoʊ pɪʃ/ adjective, Disparaging. 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the Roman Catholic Church. /ˈpəʊpɪʃ/ adjective 1. (derogatory) belonging to or characteristic of Roman Catholicism adj. 1520s, from pope + -ish.
noun 1. an imaginary conspiracy against the crown of Great Britain on the part of English Roman Catholics, fabricated in 1678 by Titus Oates as a means of gaining power. noun 1. a supposed conspiracy (1678) to murder Charles II of England and replace him with his Catholic brother James: in reality a fabrication by […]
[pop-it] /ˈpɒp ɪt/ noun 1. . [pop-it] /ˈpɒp ɪt/ noun 1. a usually plastic bead that can be connected to or detached from others of the same kind without hooks or clasps, used to form necklaces, bracelets, etc.
/pop’J/ [PDP-10 return-from-subroutine instruction]. To return from a digression. By verb doubling, “Popj, popj” means roughly “Now let’s see, where were we?” See RTI. [Jargon File]