Poop vs Bomb - What's the difference?

poop | bomb |

As nouns the difference between poop and bomb

is that poop is the stern of a ship or poop can be (often|childish) excrement or poop can be a set of data or general information, written or spoken, usually concerning machinery or a process or poop can be a slothful person while bomb is (informal) the atomic bomb; the capacity to launch a nuclear attack often used with “the”.

As a verb poop

is to break seawater with the poop of a vessel, especially the poop deck or poop can be (obsolete|intransitive) to make a short blast on a horn or poop can be to tire, exhaust often used with out .



Etymology 1

Recorded since circa 1405, from (etyl) poupe, from (etyl) poppa, from (etyl) puppis, all meaning "stern of a ship".


  • The stern of a ship.
  • * (seeCites)
  • Derived terms
    * poop deck
    * stern
    * bow


    (en verb)
  • To break seawater with the poop of a vessel, especially the poop deck.
  • * We were pooped within hailing of the quay and were nearly sunk.
  • To embark a ship over the stern.
  • Etymology 2

    Origin uncertain, possibly from (etyl) poupen.


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To make a short blast on a horn
  • (obsolete) To break wind.
  • To defecate.
  • His horse pooped right in the middle of the parade.


  • (often, childish) Excrement.
  • * The dog took a poop on the grass.
  • The sound of a steam engine's whistle; typically low pitch.
  • 2001 , , Thomas the tank engine collection : a unique collection of stories from the railway series - p. 157 - Egmont Books, Limited, Aug 15, 2001
    Two minutes passed - five - seven- ten. "Poop'! ' Poop !" Everyone knew that whistle, and a mighty cheer went up as the Queen's train glided into the station.
  • (US, dated) information, facts.
  • Synonyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * pooper * pooper scooper * poopsicle * YouTube poop

    Etymology 3

    * Recorded in World War II (1941) Army slang poop sheet "up to date information", itself of uncertain origin, perhaps toilet paper referring to etymology 2.


  • A set of data or general information, written or spoken, usually concerning machinery or a process.
  • * Here’s the info paper with the poop on that carburetor.
  • Etymology 4

    Origin uncertain, perhaps sound imitation.


    (en verb)
  • To tire, exhaust. Often used with out .
  • * I'm pooped from working so hard
  • * He pooped out a few strides from the finish line.
  • Etymology 5

    Origin uncertain, perhaps a shortening of nincompoop.


    (en noun)
  • A slothful person.
  • * Hurry up, you old poop !
  • bomb


    (wikipedia bomb)


    (en noun)
  • An explosive device used or intended as a weapon.
  • * 2008 , Sidney Gelb, Foreign Service Agent , page 629,
  • The size of the ground hole crater from the blast indicates it was a bomb .
  • # (label) The atomic bomb.
  • # (label) Events or conditions that have a speedy destructive effect.
  • #*{{quote-magazine, date=2014-04-25, author= Martin Lukacs
  • , volume=190, issue=20, page=13, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Canada becoming launch-pad of a global tar sands and oil shale frenzy , passage=If Alberta’s reserves are a carbon bomb , this global expansion of tar sands and oil shale exploitation amounts to an escalating emissions arms race, the unlocking of a subterranean cache of weapons of mass ecological destruction.}}
  • (label) A failure; an unpopular commercial product.
  • * 1997 , Eric L. Flom, Chaplin in the Sound Era: An Analysis of the Seven Talkies , page 277,
  • Projection problems plagued Countess? London premiere on January 5, 1967, Jerry Epstein recalled, and it was perhaps an omen, for reaction by critics afterward was swift and immediate: The film was a bomb .
  • * 2010 , (Tony Curtis), (Peter Golenbock), American Prince: My Autobiography , unnumbered page,
  • The movie was a bomb and so was my next film, Balboa , in which I played a scheming real estate tycoon.
  • * 2011 , Elizabeth Barfoot Christian, Rock Brands: Selling Sound in a Media Saturated Culture , page 11,
  • The movie was a bomb , but it put the band before an even larger audience.
  • # A car in poor condition.
  • #* 2005 August 6, Warm affection for a rust-bucket past , [http://www.smh.com.au/news/words/warm-affection-for-a-rustbucket-past/2005/08/04/1123125839592.html]
  • Nowadays, an old bomb simply won’t pass the inspection.
  • #* 2010 , Rebecca James, Beautiful Malice , page 19,
  • We?ve got the money and it just feels ridiculous to let you drive around in that old bomb .
  • #* 2011 , Amarinda Jones, Seducing Celestine , page 49,
  • After two weeks of driving it she knew the car was a bomb and she did not need anyone saying it to her. The only one allowed to pick on her car was her. Piece of crap car
  • A large amount of money, a fortune.
  • * 2009 , Matthew Vierling, The Blizzard , page 133,
  • When Kiley presented Blackpool with the custom shotgun, he said, “This must?ve cost a bomb .”
  • * 2010 , Liz Young, Fair Game , page 136,
  • ‘You?ve already spent a bomb !’
    ‘Not on'' it, Sal — ''under it. Presents!’ As we eventually staggered up to bed, Sally said to me, ‘I hope to God he?s not been spending a bomb on presents, too.’
  • * 2011 , Michael R. Häack, Passport: A Novel of International Intrigue , page 47,
  • The kids cost a bomb to feed, they eat all the time.
  • * 2011 , Bibe, A Victim , page 38,
  • He had recently exchanged his old bike for a new, three speed racer, which cost a bomb and the weekly payment were becoming difficult, with the dangers of repossession.
  • (label) Something highly effective or attractive.
  • # A success; the bomb.
  • # A very attractive woman; a bombshell.
  • # An action or statement that causes a strong reaction.
  • # A long forward pass.
  • # (label) A jump into water in a squatting position, with the arms wrapped around the legs, for maximum splashing.
  • (label) A heavy-walled container designed to permit chemical reactions under high pressure.
  • * 2008 , François Cardarelli, Materials Handbook: A Concise Desktop Reference , page 276,
  • The process consisted in preparing the metal by metallothermic reduction of titanium tetrachloride with sodium metal in a steel bomb .
  • (label) A great booming noise; a hollow sound.
  • * (Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • A pillar of irona great bomb in the chamber beneath.

    Usage notes

    * The diametrical slang meanings are somewhat distinguishable by the article. For “a success”, the phrase is generally the bomb''. Otherwise ''bomb can mean “a failure”.


    * (attractive woman) bombshell * (car) rustbucket * (large amount of money) fortune, packet, pretty penny

    Derived terms

    * A-bomb * atom bomb * atomic bomb * barrel bomb * bomb squad * car bomb * dirty bomb * E-bomb * F-bomb * gay bomb * H-bomb * hydrogen bomb * neutron bomb * paper bomb * petrol bomb * pipe bomb * sex bomb

    See also

    * lemon


    (en verb)
  • (intransitive) To attack using one or more s; to bombard.
  • * 2000 , Canadian Peace Research Institute, Canadian Peace Research and Education Association, Peace Research , Volumes 32-33, page 65,
  • 15 May: US jets bombed' air-defence sites north of Mosul, as the Russian Foreign Ministry accused the US and Britain of intentionally ' bombing civilian targets. (AP)
  • * 2005 , Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present , page 421,
  • Italy had bombed' cities in the Ethiopian war; Italy and Germany had ' bombed civilians in the Spanish Civil War; at the start of World War II German planes dropped bombs on Rotterdam in Holland, Coventry in England, and elsewhere.
  • * 2007 , David Parker, Hertfordshire Children in War and Peace, 1914-1939 , page 59,
  • Essendon was bombed in the early hours of 3 September 1916; a few houses and part of the church were destroyed, and two sisters killed.
  • (slang) To fail dismally.
  • * 1992 June, Lynn Norment, Arsenio Hall: Claiming the Late-night Crown'', in '' , page 74,
  • So Hall quit the job, turned in the company car and went to Chicago, where as a stand-up comic he bombed' several times before he was discovered by Nancy Wilson, who took him on the road — where he ' bombed again before a room of Republicans—and then to Los Angeles.
  • * 2000 , Carmen Infantino, Jon B. Cooke (interviewer), The Carmen Infantino Interview'', in Jon B. Cooke, Neal Adams, ''Comic Book Artist Collection , page 12,
  • Carmen: Then it bombed' and it ' bombed badly. After a few more issues I asked Mike what was happening and he said, “I?m trying everything I can but it?s just not working.” So I took him off the book and he left. That was it.
  • * 2008 , Erik Sternberger, The Long and Winding Road , page 62,
  • She was the reason why he bombed the interview. He just couldn?t seem to get her out of his mind.
  • (informal) To jump into water in a squatting position, with the arms wrapped around the legs.
  • (obsolete) To sound; to boom; to make a humming or buzzing sound.
  • (Ben Jonson)
  • (slang) To cover an area in many graffiti tags.
  • * 2009 , Scape Martinez, GRAFF: The Art & Technique of Graffiti (page 124)
  • It is often used to collect other writer's tags, and future plans for bombing and piecing.
  • (informal, AU) to add an excessive amount of chlorine to a pool when it has not been maintained properly.
  • Derived terms

    * bomber * bomb out


    (en adjective)
  • (slang) Great, awesome.
  • Have you tried the new tacos from that restaurant? They're pretty bomb !

    See also

    * the bomb English contranyms ---- ==Norwegian Bokmål==


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