The most common use of the word poop these days is as a synonym for poo. It can be a noun (syn. with feces) or verb (syn. go potty). It is most often used by small children or dog owners (where it has been given a boost by the phrase "Please scoop your poop!") This most likely derives from Webster's second definition below (to break wind).

A poop is also a stupid, boring, or annoying person. Somewhat related to the term party pooper.

And finally, poop is slang for information or news; the straight poop, poop from the group, get the real poop. In this case, poop is a mild replacement for shit. Probably also related to poop sheet.

Also see pooped. (below)

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Poop (?), n. Arch.

See 2d Poppy.


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Poop, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pooped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Pooping.] [Cf. D. poepen. See Pop.]

To make a noise; to pop; also, to break wind.


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Poop, n. [F. poupe; cf. Sp. & Pg. popa, It. poppa; all fr. L. puppis.] Naut.

A deck raised above the after part of a vessel; the hindmost or after part of a vessel's hull; also, a cabin covered by such a deck. See Poop deck, under Deck. See also Roundhouse.

With wind in poop, the vessel plows the sea. Dryden.

The poop was beaten gold. Shak.


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Poop, v. t. Naut. (a)

To break over the poop or stern, as a wave.

"A sea which he thought was going to poop her." Lord Dufferin. (b)

To strike in the stern, as by collision.


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