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[kol-uh p]
  1. a small slice of meat, especially a small rasher of bacon.
  2. a small slice, portion, or piece of anything.
  3. a fold or roll of flesh on the body.
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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

Historical Examples of 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.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for collop


noun dialect
  1. a slice of meat
  2. a small piece of anything
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Word Origin for collop

C14: of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish kalops meat stew
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