co-op [ noun, adverb koh-op; verb koh-op, koh- op] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN | IDIOMS 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 noun an enclosure, cage, or pen, usually with bars or wires, in which fowls or other small animals are confined for fattening, transportation, etc. any small or narrow place. . Slang a prison. . Sometimes Facetious a cooperative, especially the cooperative bookstore of a college or university. verb (used with object) to place in or as if in a coop; confine narrowly (often followed by up or in). verb (used without object) . Slang (of a police officer) to park and sleep inside one's patrol car while on duty. Idioms fly the coop, . Informal to run off; depart abruptly; escape: We stopped to see my sister, but she'd flown the coop. Origin of coop 1250–1300; Middle English coupe basket, perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian kaup wooden can; akin to Old English cȳpa basket Related forms un·coop, verb (used with object)
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Related Words for cooped hutch
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There's fighting to be done, and me
cooped up here like a sick hen. Cooped in their transparent cell, the crew of the submarine Peary waited the end.
He's been here a couple of weeks now,
cooped up in the big house.
If they want to shoot, the birds are
cooped up in a cover, and only let fly when they're ready.
These two women,
cooped up in this house, wanted excitement. British Dictionary definitions for cooped noun a cage or small enclosure for poultry or small animals a small narrow place of confinement, esp a prison cell a wicker basket for catching fish verb (tr; often foll by up or in) to confine in a restricted area Word Origin for coop
C15: probably from Middle Low German
kūpe basket, tub; related to Latin cūpa cask, vat noun a cooperative, cooperative society, or shop run by a cooperative society the internet domain name for
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Word Origin and History for cooped n.
"small cage for poultry," mid-14c., from Old English
cype, cypa "basket, cask," akin to Middle Dutch kupe, Swedish kupa, and all probably from Latin cupa "tub, cask," from PIE *keup- "hollow mound" (see cup (n.)). n.
1861, abbreviation of
cooperative. The hyphen is needed to avoid confusion with coop (n.). v.
coop (n.). Related: Cooped; cooping.
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