co-op

[ noun, adverb koh-op; verb koh-op, koh-op ]
/ noun, adverb ˈkoʊ ɒp; verb ˈkoʊ ɒp, koʊˈɒp /

noun

a cooperative store, dwelling, program, etc.

verb (used with object), co-oped or co-opped, co-op·ing or co-op·ping.

to place in a cooperative arrangement, especially to convert (an apartment or building) to a cooperative.

adjective

(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

    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

Related forms

co-op·er, noun

Can be confused

co-op coop co-opt coupe
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