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.
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