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