Meaning of MOP in English

MOP

~ 1

■ noun

1》 an implement consisting of a bundle of thick loose strings or a sponge attached to a handle, used for wiping floors.

↘an act of wiping with a ~.

2》 a thick mass of disordered hair.

■ verb ( ~s , ~ping , ~ped )

1》 wipe or soak up liquid from.

↘wipe (something) away from a surface.

2》 ( ~ something up ) complete or put an end to something by dealing with the remaining parts.

Derivatives

~py adjective

Origin

C15: perh. ult. related to L. mappa 'napkin'.

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~ 2

■ noun Brit. historical an autumn fair or gathering at which farmhands and servants were hired.

Origin

C17: prob. from the practice at the fair whereby a ~ was carried by a maidservant seeking employment.

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