The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mop \Mop\, n. [CF. W. mop, mopa, Ir. moipal, Gael. moibeal,
moibean; or OF. mappe a napkin (see Map, Napkin).]
1. An implement for washing floors, or the like, made of a
piece of cloth, or a collection of thrums, or coarse yarn,
fastened to a handle.
2. A fair where servants are hired. [Prov. Eng.]
3. The young of any animal; also, a young girl; a moppet.
[Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
(a) The end of a mop, to which the thrums or rags are
(b) A clamp for holding the thrums or rags of a mop.