Definition of Pop Goes the Weasel from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Pop Goes the Weasel

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a popular British song in the 19th century, still sung today though mainly by children. Nobody is sure what the title means, and it may be simply a nonsense phrase. The first verse is:
Half a pound of twopenny rice,Half a pound of treacle;That's the way the money goes,Pop goes the weasel!