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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
(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.
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WARWICK town centre is to become a giant fairground with the return of the annual mop fair
The Stratford Mop Fair
and the other mop fairs
are so-called because people looking for jobs came to the fairs wearing emblems of their trade.
STRATFORD'S deputy mayor Cllr Clive Thomas takes a ride on a carousel at the town's annual mop fair
. He was among thousands of people who turned out for the fair at the weekend.
But the fairs' reputation for drunkenness has mellowed with time and the point is made that very few of the old mop fairs
survived the First World War in their traditional role.