Pep vs. Pop

Pep vs. Pop — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Pep and Pop

Pepnoun

Energy and high spirits; vim

"The duchess is full of pep, that particularly American word that expresses precisely her energy and gaiety" (Suzy Menkes).

Popverb

To make a short, sharp, explosive sound.

Pepverb

To bring energy or liveliness to; invigorate

The good news pepped him up.

Popverb

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

Pepverb

(transitive) To inject with energy and enthusiasm.

Popverb

To move quickly or unexpectedly; appear abruptly

At last the cottage popped into view.

Pepnoun

Energy, high spirits.

Popverb

To open wide suddenly

The child's eyes popped with astonishment.

Pepnoun

liveliness and energy;

this tonic is guaranteed to give you more pep

Popverb

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.

Popverb

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

popped out to shortstop.

Popverb

To shoot a firearm, such as a pistol.

Popverb

To be exciting

a club that really pops at night.

Popverb

To be visually striking

a logo that really pops.

Popverb

To cause to make a sharp bursting sound.

Popverb

To cause to open with a sharp bursting sound

popped the hood of the car to check the oil.

Popverb

To cause to explode with a sharp bursting sound

popped the balloon.

Popverb

To put or thrust suddenly or unexpectedly

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

Popverb

To discharge (a firearm).

Popverb

To fire at; shoot.

Popverb

To hit or strike

popped me on the head.

Popverb

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

Popverb

To release (a clutch) suddenly.

Popverb

To take (drugs), especially orally

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

Popverb

To have (a drink)

popped a few beers after work.

Popverb

(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).

Popnoun

A sudden sharp, explosive sound.

Popnoun

A shot with a firearm.

Popnoun

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

Popnoun

(Baseball) A pop fly.

Popnoun

Father.

Popnoun

Popular music.

Popnoun

Pop art.

Popadverb

With a popping sound.

Popadverb

Abruptly or unexpectedly.

Popadjective

Of or for the general public; popular or popularized

pop culture.pop psychology.

Popadjective

Of, relating to, or specializing in popular music

a pop singer.

Popadjective

Of or suggestive of pop art

a pop style.

Popnoun

(countable) A loud, sharp sound as of a cork coming out of a bottle.

Listen to the pop of a champagne cork.

Popnoun

An effervescent or fizzy drink, most frequently nonalcoholic; soda pop.

Lunch was sandwiches and a bottle of pop.

Popnoun

A bottle, can, or serving of effervescent or fizzy drink, most frequently nonalcoholic; soda pop.

Go in the store and buy us three pops.

Popnoun

A pop shot: a quick, possibly unaimed, shot with a firearm.

The man with the gun took a pop at the rabbit.

Popnoun

A quantity dispensed, a portion, apiece.

They cost 50 pence a pop.

Popnoun

Something that stands out or is distinctive, especially to the senses.

a white dress with a pop of reda pop of vanilla flavour

Popnoun

(computing) The removal of a data item from the top of a stack.

Popnoun

A bird, the European redwing.

Popnoun

(physics) The sixth derivative of the position vector with respect to time (after velocity, acceleration, jerk, jounce, crackle), i.e. the rate of change of crackle.

Popnoun

A pistol.

Popnoun

(colloquial) Affectionate form of father.

My pop used to tell me to do my homework every night.

Popnoun

Pop music.

Popnoun

A Russian Orthodox priest; a parson.

Popverb

(intransitive) To make a pop, or sharp, quick sound.

The muskets popped away on all sides.

Popverb

(ergative) To burst (something) with a popping sound.

The boy with the pin popped the balloon.This corn pops well.

Popverb

To enter, or issue forth, with a quick, sudden movement; to move from place to place suddenly; to dart.

A rabbit popped out of the hole.

Popverb

To place (something) (somewhere); to move or position (something) with a short movement.

Just pop it in the fridge for now.He popped his head around the door.

Popverb

To make a short trip or visit.

I'm just popping round to the newsagent.I'll pop by your place later today.

Popverb

(intransitive) To stand out; to be distinctive to the senses.

This colour really pops.

Popverb

(transitive) To hit (something or someone).

He popped me on the nose.

Popverb

To shoot (usually somebody) with a firearm.

Popverb

To ejaculate.

Popverb

To remove (a data item) from the top of a stack.

Popverb

To remove a data item from the top of (a stack).

Popverb

To pawn (something) (to raise money).

I had to pop my watch to see me through until pay-day.

Popverb

To swallow (a tablet of a drug).

Popverb

To perform (a move or stunt) while riding a board or vehicle.

Popverb

To undergo equalization of pressure when the Eustachian tubes open.

My ears popped as the aeroplane began to ascend.

Popinterjection

Used to represent a loud, sharp sound, as of a cork coming out of a bottle.

Popadjective

(used attributively in set phrases) Popular.

Popnoun

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

Popnoun

a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring;

in New England they call sodas tonics

Popnoun

a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork

Popnoun

music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered-down version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love

Popverb

bulge outward;

His eyes popped

Popverb

hit a pop-fly;

He popped out to shortstop

Popverb

make a sharp explosive noise;

The cork of the champagne bottle popped

Popverb

fire a weapon with a loud explosive noise;

The soldiers were popping

Popverb

cause to make a sharp explosive sound;

He popped the champagne bottle

Popverb

appear suddenly or unexpectedly;

The farm popped into view as we turned the cornerHe suddenly popped up out of nowhere

Popverb

put or thrust suddenly and forcefully;

pop the pizza into the microwave ovenHe popped the petit-four into his mouth

Popverb

release suddenly;

pop the clutch

Popverb

hit or strike;

He popped me on the head

Popverb

drink down entirely;

He downed three martinis before dinnerShe killed a bottle of brandy that nightThey popped a few beer after work

Popverb

take drugs, especially orally;

The man charged with murder popped a valium to calm his nerves

Popverb

cause to burst with a lound, explosive sound;

The child popped the balloon

Popverb

burst open with a sharp, explosive sound;

The balloon poppedThis popcorn pops quickly in the microwave oven

Popadjective

(of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people)

Popadverb

like a pop or with a pop;

everything went pop