One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A gunshot fired quickly, opportunistically, or at random; (also) a pot-shot taken with any missile. In extended use: a piece of criticism, a verbal attack.
2Sport (originally and chiefly Basketball). An impromptu or quickly taken shot; a speculative shot.
3Slang. = come shot.
Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). From pop- + shot.
pop shot/ˈpɒp ʃɒt/
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