- two or more layers of flannel or other cloth soaked in hot water and applied to the skin as a counterirritant.
Origin of stupe1
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin stūpa, variant of stuppa < Greek stýppē flax, hemp, tow
- a stupid person.
Origin of stupe2
First recorded in 1755–65; by shortening of stupid
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And Big Stupe accepted everything they did very seriously and loved the attention.Big Stupe
Charles V. De Vet
By twisting the sticks in opposite directions the stupe may be wrung out easily.
Then the ends should be twisted in opposite directions until the stupe inside is as dry as possible.
Boiling water should then be added, or the water, stupe, and wringer may be boiled together in the basin.
The wringer should be placed in the basin with the stupe arranged upon it.
- med a hot damp cloth, usually sprinkled with an irritant, applied to the body to relieve pain by counterirritation
C14: from Latin stuppa flax, from Greek stuppē
- US slang a stupid person; clot
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