Definition of pop shot in English:

pop shot


  • 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/