mop


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mop

1
an implement with a wooden handle and a head made of twists of cotton or a piece of synthetic sponge, used for polishing or washing floors, or washing dishes

mop

2
(in various parts of England) an annual fair at which formerly servants were hired

MOP

(Millionaire On Paper) People who have wealth tied up in company stock options, which cannot be exercised until a certain date. During the dot-com boom, tens of thousands of MOPs were created, but many unfortunately never cashed in before the stock became worthless. See also MOPS.
References in classic literature ?
Out of her own earnings she bought a mop and regularly scrubbed the lawyer's office.
This floor was filthy, yet they set Antanas with his mop slopping the "pickle" into a hole that connected with a sink, where it was caught and used over again forever; and if that were not enough, there was a trap in the pipe, where all the scraps of meat and odds and ends of refuse were caught, and every few days it was the old man's task to clean these out, and shovel their contents into one of the trucks with the rest of the meat!
said Bilibin, and the mop of hair on his head moved with satisfaction.
If I were you I'd use her for a mop, and make another servant that is prettier.
he stopped to have his laugh out and to mop his bald head with a trade handkerchief.
What saved Captain Duncan was a sailor with a deck mop on the end of a stick.
He saw them and he did not see them, as he passed his hand beneath his visored cap and scratched reflectively his mop of sandy hair.
A young man, in a black suit, with a mop of hair and a preposterously tall starched collar, walked to the centre of the ring and held up his hand.
At the first shot Dutchy sank upon the table, overturning his mug of coffee, his yellow mop of hair dabbling in his plate of mush.
In those driving northeast rains which tried the village houses so, when the maids stood ready with mop and pail in front entries to keep the deluge out, I sat behind my door in my little house, which was all entry, and thoroughly enjoyed its protection.
And a "BOROGOVE" is a thin shabby-looking bird with its feathers sticking out all round-- something like a live mop.
It was little more than a mop of wet white hair, fringed with silver fire in the red and level morning light; the face, which seemed of an ugly, empurpled and perhaps criminal type, had been much battered against trees or stones as it tossed in the water.