Main definitions of popple in English

: popple1popple2

popple1

verb

[NO OBJECT]archaic
  • (of water) flow in a tumbling or rippling way.

noun

archaic
  • [in singular] A rolling or rippling of water.

Origin

Late Middle English: probably from Middle Dutch popelen to murmur of imitative origin.

Pronunciation:

popple

/ˈpäpəl/

Main definitions of popple in English

: popple1popple2

popple2

noun

dialect
  • Any of various poplar trees, especially of northern forests.

    • ‘‘The most important lesson I learned growing up was the value of hard work and perseverance,’ says Jeremy, who remembers peeling popple by hand when he was 8 and earning 10 cents for each white pine tree he pruned when he was ten.’

Pronunciation:

popple

/ˈpäpəl/