pop2 S3 W3
modern music that is popular, especially with young people, and usually consists of simple tunes with a strong beat [↪ pop music]:
a new pop record
a pop star
a pop festival
a sudden short sound like a small explosion:
the pop of a champagne cork
The balloon went pop (=made a sudden short sound).
a sweet drink with bubbles but no alcohol, or a glass or can of this drink [= soda]:
drink[uncountable and countable] informalDFD
a bottle of pop
Can you get me a pop while you're up?
4 British English informal
to criticize someone in public:
When you're a professional footballer, you expect people to take a pop at you now and again.
5 American English spoken
used when each of something costs a particular amount of money:
Tickets for the show are a hundred bucks a pop.
father - used especially when you are talking to your father
father[countable] also Pops American English old-fashioned
7 American English
classical music that most people know, especially people who do not usually like this type of music:
a pops concert
the Boston Pops Orchestra