Dad vs. Pops

Dad vs. Pops — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Dad and Pops

Dadnoun

A father.

Popsverb

To make a short, sharp, explosive sound.

Dadnoun

(informal) A father, a male parent.

He hadn't seen his dad in years.

Popsverb

To burst open with a short, sharp, explosive sound.

Dadnoun

(familiar) Used to address one's father

Happy Father's Day, Dad!

Popsverb

To move quickly or unexpectedly; appear abruptly

At last the cottage popped into view.

Dadnoun

(slang) Used to address an older adult male

Popsverb

To open wide suddenly

The child's eyes popped with astonishment.

Dadverb

(transitive) To throw against something; to dash.

Popsverb

To have the eustachian tubes open suddenly, equalizing pressure on both sides of the eardrum in response to changes in atmospheric pressure, as in a descending airplane

After I swallowed, my ears popped.

Dadnoun

an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk

Popsverb

(Baseball) To hit a short high fly ball, especially one that can be caught by an infielder

popped out to shortstop.

Popsverb

To shoot a firearm, such as a pistol.

Popsverb

To be exciting

a club that really pops at night.

Popsverb

To be visually striking

a logo that really pops.

Popsverb

To cause to make a sharp bursting sound.

Popsverb

To cause to open with a sharp bursting sound

popped the hood of the car to check the oil.

Popsverb

To cause to explode with a sharp bursting sound

popped the balloon.

Popsverb

To put or thrust suddenly or unexpectedly

"popping a crisp plump shrimp into her mouth" (Kathleen Winsor).

Popsverb

To discharge (a firearm).

Popsverb

To fire at; shoot.

Popsverb

To hit or strike

popped me on the head.

Popsverb

(Baseball) To hit (a ball) high in the air but not far.

Popsverb

To release (a clutch) suddenly.

Popsverb

To take (drugs), especially orally

"To calm a case of the jitters ... the bride popped Valium" (People).

Popsverb

To have (a drink)

popped a few beers after work.

Popsverb

(Slang) To take into legal custody; arrest

"Her friend was visiting and got popped for a DUI while he was driving her car" (Jamie Harrison).

Popsnoun

A sudden sharp, explosive sound.

Popsnoun

A shot with a firearm.

Popsnoun

Chiefly Midwestern US See soft drink. See Note at tonic.

Popsnoun

(Baseball) A pop fly.

Popsnoun

Father.

Popsnoun

Popular music.

Popsnoun

Pop art.

Popsadverb

With a popping sound.

Popsadverb

Abruptly or unexpectedly.

Popsadjective

Of or for the general public; popular or popularized

pop culture.pop psychology.

Popsadjective

Of, relating to, or specializing in popular music

a pop singer.

Popsadjective

Of or suggestive of pop art

a pop style.

Popsnoun

Father, dad.

Hey, pops, I'm home.

Popsnoun

By extension, another man old enough to be the speaker's father.

Popsnoun

plural of pop(the sound and related meanings)