Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
  2. (verb, body) make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip
    The girl pouted
  3. (verb, contact) to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop
    He mopped her forehead with a towel

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Synonyms of Mop

mop up, mow, pout, swab, swob, wipe up

Origin of the word Mop

  1. late 15c., mappe "bundle of yarn, etc., fastened to the end of a stick for cleaning or spreading pitch on a ship's decks," from Walloon (Fr.) mappe "napkin," from L. mappa "napkin" (see map). The verb is first recorded 1709. Related: Mopped; mopping. more

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Words that sound like Mop

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