• Fecal matter, feces.
  • The sound of a steam engine's whistle; typically low pitch.
  • A set of data or general information, written or spoken, usually concerning machinery or a process.
  • The stern of a ship.
  • The poop deck.
  • A stupid or ineffectual person.



  • Origin uncertain, possibly from Middle English poupen. Compare Dutch poepen, German Low German pupen.
  • Recorded in World War II (1941) Army slang poop sheet, itself of uncertain origin, perhaps toilet paper referring to etymology 2.
  • Origin uncertain, perhaps sound imitation.
  • From Middle English poupe, pope, from Old French pope, poupe, pouppe, from Italian poppa, from Vulgar Latin *puppa, from Latin puppis, all meaning “stern of a ship”.
  • Origin uncertain, perhaps a shortening of nincompoop.

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