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Python Dictionary pop() Method

❮ Dictionary Methods


Example

Remove "model" from the dictionary:

car = {
  "brand": "Ford",
  "model": "Mustang",
  "year": 1964
}

car.pop("model")

print(car)
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Definition and Usage

The pop() method removes the specified item from the dictionary.

The value of the removed item is the return value of the pop() method, see example below.


Syntax

dictionary.pop(keyname, defaultvalue)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
keyname Required. The keyname of the item you want to remove
defaultvalue Optional. A value to return if the specified key do not exist.

If this parameter is not specified, and the no item with the specified key is found, an error is raised

More Examples

Example

The value of the removed item is the return value of the pop() method:

car = {
  "brand": "Ford",
  "model": "Mustang",
  "year": 1964
}

x = car.pop("model")

print(x)
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❮ Dictionary Methods