verb (used with object), co-oped or co-opped, co-op·ing or co-op·ping.
Origin of co-op
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of coop
Examples from the Web for cooping
Cooping thus has its advantages and disadvantages, and its adoption or not should depend upon circumstances.Poultry|Hugh Piper
A good deal of evidence was given of the great extent to which the system of cooping was carried on at elections.
They, cooping you in the city, lead you to your pleasures, and make you tame and submissive to their hands.Museum of Antiquity|L. W. Yaggy
Alderman Bolingbroke also stated instances of cooping that came under his notice as a magistrate.
And after the cooping up of shipboard we were both in the mood to appreciate its beauty.In Strange Company|Guy Boothby
Word Origin for coop
the internet domain name for
"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.)).
1861, abbreviation of cooperative. The hyphen is needed to avoid confusion with coop (n.).
1560s, from coop (n.). Related: Cooped; cooping.
see fly the coop.