See also: Mop, MOP, мор, and мөр

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Walloon mappe(napkin), from Latin mappa(napkin, cloth). Believed to be from a Semitic source, variously claimed as Phoenician or Punic (the latter by Quintilian). Compare Modern Hebrew מפה(mapá, a map; a cloth) (shortened from menaphah a fluttering banner, streaming cloth). More at map.

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mop ‎(plural mops)

 
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  1. 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. (humorous) A dense head of hair.
    He ran a comb through his mop and hurried out the door.
  3. (Britain, dialect) A fair where servants are hired.
  4. (Britain, dialect) The young of any animal; also, a young girl; a moppet.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
  5. A made-up face; a grimace.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
      What mops and mowes it makes! --
    • 1610, The Tempest, by Shakespeare, act 4 scene 1
      Before you can say 'Come' and 'Go,'
      And breathe twice; and cry 'so, so,'
      Each one, tripping on his toe,
      Will be here with mop and mow.

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mop ‎(third-person singular simple present mops, present participle mopping, simple past and past participle mopped)

  1. (transitive) To rub, scrub, clean or wipe with a mop, or as if with a mop.
    to mop (or scrub) a floor
    to mop one's face with a handkerchief
  2. (intransitive) To make a wry expression with the mouth.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

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mop m ‎(plural moppen, diminutive mopje n)

  1. a joke, jest, hoax

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mop c ‎(plural mops, diminutive mopje n)

  1. a mop (an implement for washing floors, etc.)

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mop

  1. first-person singular present indicative of moppen
  2. imperative of moppen