What does MOP mean?

Definitions for MOPmɒp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swab, swob, mop(verb)

    cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors

  2. wipe up, mop up, mop(verb)

    to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop

    "Mop the hallway now"; "He mopped her forehead with a towel"

  3. pout, mop, mow(verb)

    make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip

    "mop and mow"; "The girl pouted"


  1. mop(Noun)

    An implement for washing floors, or the like, made of a piece of cloth, or a collection of thrums, or coarse yarn, fastened to a handle.

  2. mop(Noun)

    A dense head of hair.

    He ran a comb through his mop and hurried out the door.

  3. mop(Noun)

    A fair where servants are hired.

  4. mop(Noun)

    The young of any animal; also, a young girl; a moppet.

  5. mop(Noun)

    A made-up face; a grimace.

    What mops and mowes it makes! --Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher

  6. mop(Verb)

    To rub, scrub, clean or wipe with a mop, or as if with a mop.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mop(noun)

    a made-up face; a grimace

  2. Mop(verb)

    to make a wry mouth

  3. Mop(noun)

    an implement for washing floors, or the like, made of a piece of cloth, or a collection of thrums, or coarse yarn, fastened to a handle

  4. Mop(noun)

    a fair where servants are hired

  5. Mop(noun)

    the young of any animal; also, a young girl; a moppet

  6. Mop(verb)

    to rub or wipe with a mop, or as with a mop; as, to mop a floor; to mop one's face with a handkerchief

  7. Origin: [See Mope.]


  1. Mop

    A mop is a mass or bundle of coarse strings or yarn, etc., or a piece of cloth, sponge, or other absorbent material, attached to a pole or stick. It is used to soak up liquid, for cleaning floors and other surfaces, or to mop up dust, or for other cleaning purposes. The word is attested in English as early as 1496, but new refinements and variations of mop designs have been introduced, from time to time. For example, American inventor Jacob Howe received U.S. patent #241 for a mop holder in 1837 and African American inventor Thomas W. Stewart in 1893.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mop

    mop, n. a bunch of rags, &c., fixed, on a handle for washing floors, windows, or the like: anything at all like a mop: (prov.) a hiring-fair.—v.t. to rub or wipe with a mop:—pr.p. mop′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. mopped.—adj. Mop′-head′ed, having a shaggy, unkempt head of hair. [O. Fr. mappe—L. mappa, a napkin.]

  2. Mop

    mop, n. a grimace.—v.i. to make such.

Editors Contribution

  1. mop

    A tool for cleaning.

    He bought a new MOP to clean the floors with and enjoyed using his new MOP to clean.

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Anagrams for MOP »

  1. OPM

  2. pom, POM

  3. PMO

  4. Pom


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MOP in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MOP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cal Fire Captain Lucas Spelman:

    Cal Fire is not progressing any longer, which is good, we are in the stage of being able to go in there and mop up.

  2. Chief Executive Stefan Borgas:

    We are trying to accelerate this switch because polysulphate is so much more profitable than MOP (common muriate of potash).

  3. Whoopi Goldberg:

    Maybe one day they'll make a movie about a skinny white lady who invented a mop. ... Of course a black girl would have to invent the cure for cancer before they even give her a TV movie.

  4. Lindsey Graham:

    Hillary Clinton will mop the floor with these guys if the response of our two leading candidates for president is that after 9/11 they would not have gone into Afghanistan to take the Taliban down.

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