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co-op

[noun, adverb koh-op; verb koh-op, koh-op] /noun, adverb ˈkoʊ ɒp; verb ˈkoʊ ɒp, koʊˈɒp/
noun
1.
a cooperative store, dwelling, program, etc.
verb (used with object), co-oped or co-opped, co-oping or co-opping.
2.
to place in a cooperative arrangement, especially to convert (an apartment or building) to a cooperative.
adjective
3.
(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.
Idioms
4.
go co-op, to convert to a cooperative:
Our apartment building is going co-op.
Origin of co-op
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; shortened form
Related forms
co-oper, noun
Can be confused
co-op, coop, co-opt, coupe.

coop.

or co-op

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Examples from the Web for co-op
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  • Then, when the lad was thirteen, she got him a job in the "co-op."

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
  • I could never remember an election in Port Sandor, or an election of officers in the co-op.

    Four-Day Planet Henry Beam Piper
  • They think they'll have to stay in the co-op to get anything that's gettable out of Gerrit's and Belsher's money.

    Four-Day Planet Henry Beam Piper
  • It is not the co-op wax; it is wax stored in an otherwise disused area.

    Four-Day Planet Henry Beam Piper
  • "There's going to be a special meeting of the co-op," he said.

    Four-Day Planet Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for co-op

coop.

abbreviation
1.
cooperative
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Word Origin and History for co-op
n.

1861, abbreviation of cooperative. The hyphen is needed to avoid confusion with coop (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for co-op

co-op

modifier

: co-op prices/ coop apartment complex

noun

A cooperative apartment house, store, etc (1870s+)

verb

To convert an apartment or building from a rental to a cooperative unit: The old Sussex Arms got co-oped last year (1950s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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