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I've heard something like "young pop" as a synonym for "young man/people". Is it right? How do you spell "pop" in that context?

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It's young pup - not normally plural, because you usually say it to just one person at a time. –  FumbleFingers Jan 18 '12 at 5:37
    
I would have never have made the leap from "pop" to "pup", but I think you're right. –  slim Jan 18 '12 at 17:04
    
A colleague complains that he's "plomp," so I would have understood "young pop" ("yong pop" is how he'd actually say it) as soon as he uttered it. –  Gnawme Jan 18 '12 at 23:23
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As noted by @FumbleFingers in the comments, the word you probably heard was "pup", not "pop". "Pop" is not correct here.

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Yes, it is right.
Other synonyms are: young buck, beau, swain, etc.

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Hi Ankit, welcome to ELU. I don't know why someone downvoted your answer, but I absolutely agree your three alternatives. Where I see your sequence as going progressively back in time, with young pup being the most recent (but even that's a bit "dated" IMHO). –  FumbleFingers Jan 18 '12 at 14:31
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+0 synonyms are good, but "it is right" not so much -- spelling is wrong, as you pointed out FF –  MετάEd Jan 18 '12 at 16:41
    
Thanks a lot for the answers. Just a little question to make it sure, I have heard it from British as a friendly joke only, but could it have a negative meaning somewhere else? –  Felix Jan 18 '12 at 18:23
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-1 because "young pop" is clearly not "right". –  Marthaª Jan 18 '12 at 18:40
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