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poop1 / poōp/ • n. (also poop deck) the aftermost and highest deck of a ship, esp. in a sailing ship where it typically forms the roof of a cabin in the stern. • v. [tr.] (usu. be pooped) (of a wave) break over the stern of (a ship), sometimes causing it to capsize: carrying a high sea, we were badly pooped. poop2 • v. [tr.] (usu. be pooped) inf. exhaust: I was pooped and just flopped into bed. PHRASAL VERBS: poop out stop functioning: the analog tape fluttered slightly in pitch but didn't poop out. poop3 inf. • n. excrement. • v. [intr.] defecate. poop4 • n. inf. up-to-date or inside information: what’s the latest poop from campaign headquarters? poop5 • n. inf. a stupid or ineffectual person. DERIVATIVES: poop·y adj.

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poop stern of a ship. XV. — OF. pupe, pope (mod. poupe):- Rom. *puppa, for L. puppis stern.