.popitem()

Published May 23, 2022
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The .popitem() method of a Python dictionary returns the last inserted key-value pair from a dictionary as a tuple and removes the entry. It takes no arguments.

Note: Prior to Python version 3.7, this method would remove a random item from the dictionary.

Syntax

dictionary.popitem()

Codebyte Example

The following example creates a dictionary, adds an item, then uses .popitem() to remove it:

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