Definition of mop noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//mɒp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//mɑːp//
    Describing hair
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  1. 1 a tool for washing floors that has a long handle with a bunch of thick strings or soft material at the end a mop and bucket I used a mop to clean the floor.
  2. 2 a kitchen utensil (= a tool) for washing dishes, that has a short handle with soft material at one end
  3. 3 a mass of thick, often untidy, hair a mop of curly red hair See related entries: Describing hair
  4. Word Originlate 15th cent.: perhaps ultimately related to Latin mappa ‘napkin’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mop