[noun, adverb koh-op; verb koh-op, koh-op]
- a cooperative store, dwelling, program, etc.
- to place in a cooperative arrangement, especially to convert (an apartment or building) to a cooperative.
- (of a game, especially a video game) cooperative, requiring players to work together to achieve a common objective:co-op play modes;co-op multiplayer games.
- go co-op, to convert to a cooperative: Our apartment building is going co-op.
Origin of co-op
First recorded in 1860–65; shortened form
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Examples from the Web for co-op
The Dakota, a co-op residence on the Upper West Side, is historically known for its ghostly figures.New York’s Scariest Night Out: The Ghosts, Rats, and Lunatics of ‘Nightmare New York’
October 4, 2014
Effectively, every co-op or condo development freezes that particular land use as if in amber.
But here's one that isn't: how do you redevelop a co-op or condo?
New York co-op boards are refusing to let owners sell their homes if the price is too low.
And in New York City, you can add yet another wrinkle: the co-op board who won't let you sell unless they like the price.
Then, when the lad was thirteen, she got him a job in the "Co-op."
Then, when the lad was thirteen, she got him a job in the "Co-op" office.
I'm afraid Greencastle is too small to do much with the co-op.The Red Conspiracy
Joseph J. Mereto
I could never remember an election in Port Sandor, or an election of officers in the Co-op.
Everybody who wasn't already in the Co-op hurried up and joined.
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Word Origin and History for co-op
1861, abbreviation of cooperative. The hyphen is needed to avoid confusion with coop (n.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper