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Dragon vs Poop - What's the difference?

dragon | poop |

As nouns the difference between dragon and poop

is that dragon is (mythical creature) while 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.

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 .





(en noun)
  • A legendary serpentine or reptilian creature.
  • # In Western mythology, a gigantic beast, typically reptilian with leathery bat-like wings, lion-like claws, scaly skin and a serpent-like body, often a monster with fiery breath.
  • #* :
  • But as every well-brought-up prince was expected to kill a dragon', and rescue a princess, the ' dragons grew fewer and fewer till it was often quite hard for a princess to find a dragon to be rescued from.
  • # In Eastern mythology, a large, snake-like monster with the eyes of a hare, the horns of a stag and the claws of a tiger, usually beneficent.
  • #* 1913 , , chapter XIII:
  • These tapestries were magnificently figured with golden dragons'; and as the serpentine bodies gleamed and shimmered in the increasing radiance, each ' dragon , I thought, intertwined its glittering coils more closely with those of another.
  • An animal of various species that resemble a dragon in appearance:
  • # (obsolete) A very large snake; a python.
  • # Any of various agamid lizards of the genera Draco'', ''Physignathus or .
  • # A Komodo dragon.
  • (astronomy, with definite article, often capitalized) The constellation Draco.
  • * 1605 , , Act I, Scene 2:
  • My father compounded with my mother vnder the Dragons taile, and my nativity was vnder Vrsa Maior .
  • (pejorative) An unpleasant woman; a harridan.
  • She’s a bit of a dragon .
  • (with definite article, often capitalized) The (historical) Chinese empire or the People's Republic of China.
  • Napoleon already warned of the awakening of the Dragon .
  • (figuratively) Something very formidable or dangerous.
  • A luminous exhalation from marshy ground, seeming to move through the air like a winged serpent.
  • (military, historical) A short musket hooked to a swivel attached to a soldier's belt; so called from a representation of a dragon's head at the muzzle.
  • (Fairholt)
  • A variety of carrier pigeon.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Derived terms

    * bearded dragon * Chinese dragon * dragon beam * dragon boat * dragon boat festival * dragoness * dragonet * dragonfish * dragonfly * dragon fruit * dragonhead * dragonish * dragonking * dragon lady * dragon's blood * dragonslayer * dragon tie * dragon tree * dragon worm * feed the dragon * grand dragon * Komodo dragon * leafy sea dragon * reluctant dragon * snapdragon * tickle the dragon's tail


    * (legendary creature ): drake, monster, serpent, wyrm, wyvern, lindworm * (unpleasant woman ): battle-axe, bitch, harridan, shrew, termagant, virago

    See also

    * basilisk * serpent * wyvern * wurm * Saint George * Saint Patrick ----



    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 !