Meaning of MOP in English


I. ˈmäp noun

Etymology: Middle English mappe

Date: 15th century

1. : an implement made of absorbent material fastened to a handle and used especially for cleaning floors

2. : something that resembles a mop ; especially : a thick mass of hair

II. verb

( mopped ; mop·ping )

Date: 1709

transitive verb

1. : to use a mop on ; specifically : to clean or clear away by mopping

mop the floors

— often used with up

mop up the spillage

2. : to wipe as if with a mop

mopped his brow with a handkerchief

intransitive verb

: to clean a surface (as a floor) with a mop

• mop·per noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.