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Definition of "poop" []

  • An enclosed superstructure at the stern of a ship. (noun)
  • A poop deck. (noun)
  • To break over the stern of (a ship). (verb-transitive)
  • To take (a wave) over the stern. (verb-transitive)
  • Slang To cause to become fatigued; tire: "Many people stop here, pooped by the short, steep climb” ( Sierra Club Guides to the National Parks). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "poop" in a sentence
  • "The stern or puppis, from which we derive the term poop, was elevated above the other parts of the deck, and here the helmsman had his seat, sheltered by a shed frequently adorned with an image of the tutelary deity of the vessel."
  • "I ran up and see sh*t (lets call it poop from now on), literally, all around the kitchen floor (as he walked, it dropped)."
  • "The poop is getting scarier and scarier by the minute."