What Does Pop Mean?

Pop means "attack or criticize," and "popular." It is also an acronym meaning "Proof Of Project." Here is more information about each of these definitions with examples.


On social media and chat forums, pop means attack or criticize. It is typically used when talking about a verbal attack, but may also be used to refer to a physical attack. For example:
  • I don't know why Ali decided to have a pop at me and say such horrible things.
  • Sam had a pop at a bouncer and ended up with a black eye and a free ride in a police car.


Pop is widely used as an abbreviation of the word popular, as in "pop music," "pop culture," etc.

Proof Of Project

In business, POP means "Proof Of Project." In this context, POP refers to a demonstration that a product or project is feasible enough to justify the investment needed to support and develop it.

"Proof Of Project" is also known as "Proof Of Concept" (POC).

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When I write POP, I mean this:

meaning of POP

"Attack or Criticize"

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition

"Attack or Criticize" is a common definition for POP on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Attack or Criticize
Guessability:guessability level 2

2: Quite easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Popular" is another common definition for POP.
Guessability:guessability level 1

1: Easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Summary of Key Points for the Third Definition

In business, POP means "Proof Of Project."
Definition:Proof Of Project
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Example of POP Used in a Text

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