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Etymology 1Edit

From pop +‎ -er (suffix forming agent noun).


popper (plural poppers)

  1. One who pops.
  2. (obsolete) A dagger.
    • 14thC, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Reves Tale, The Canterbury Tales, 2003, Walter W. Skeat (editor) Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Part 2, page 468,
      A joly popper baar he in his pouche ; / Ther was no man for peril dorste him touche.
  3. A short piece of twisted string tied to the end of a whip that creates the distinctive sound when the whip is thrown or cracked.
  4. (informal) A capsule of amyl nitrite for recreational use as a sexual stimulant.
  5. (fishing) A floating lure designed to splash when the fishing line is twitched.
  6. Either of a pair of interlocking discs commonly used in place of buttons to fasten clothing.
  7. A device that pops kernels of corn to produce popcorn.
  8. A stuffed and usually breaded jalapeño.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Popper (a brand name), a brand name owned by Queensland United Foods; from 1978.


popper (plural poppers)

  1. (Australia) A juice box.
    • 1997 September 5, Richard Harrowell, “Advice on Skiing Europe”, aus.snow, Usenet:
      Again buy your own food - for lunch you get some tomato, some Jambon Fume (proscuitto) and a baguette along with some poppers and your[sic] have a feast.