- a hill.
Origin of kop
1825–35; < Afrikaans: literally, head, hence high or top part. See cop3
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Examples from the Web for kop
Our kop life is becoming a little monotonous but we manage to get on.With the Naval Brigade in Natal (1899-1900)
Between Lombard's Kop and the town, on the north-east, were the Devons.The Great Boer War
Arthur Conan Doyle
But the burghers who were in the vicinity of the Kop were not of this opinion.Through Shot and Flame
J. D. Kestell.
"Kop 'old o' that," he said, and thrust a coin into the Chinaman's yellow paw.The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu
Cobweb comes from the Dutch word Kopwebbe; and Kop in that language signifies a spider.
- a prominent isolated hill or mountain in southern AfricaSee inselberg
from Afrikaans: head, hence high part; compare German Kopf head; see cop ²
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Word Origin and History for kop
"hill," 1835, from Afrikaans, from Dutch kop "head," from the Germanic form of the root of English cup (cf. German Kopf "head").
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