- a small slice of meat, especially a small rasher of bacon.
- a small slice, portion, or piece of anything.
- a fold or roll of flesh on the body.
Origin of collop
1350–1400; Middle English collop(pe), colhoppe, perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Old Swedish kolhuppadher roasted on coals, Swedish kalops, dial. kollops dish of stewed meat
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Examples from the Web for collop
Wherever grass grows there will a Kerry calf or "collop" be found.Disturbed Ireland
Bernard H. Becker
But now you go into the parlour, dear, while I do your collop.Lorna Doone
R. D. Blackmore
He knew him when he began with a collop of sheep as his property in the world.The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent
Then came a very strange dish: it was a collop cut from a living fish wriggling on the sideboard.
Miss Collop arrived last night,” I smiled, “and the Princess has a thirst for the inédit.The Death of the Lion
- a slice of meat
- a small piece of anything
C14: of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish kalops meat stew
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