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doup

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/ daʊp /
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noun Scot.
the bottom, end, or butt of something.
the buttocks.
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Origin of doup

1505–15; compare Old Norse daup
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How to use doup in a sentence

  • O mickle yeuks the keckle doup,An' a' unsicker girns the graith, For wae and wae!

  • I dinna care the black afore my nails for ony skelp-doup o' the lot o' ye.

    David Elginbrod|George MacDonald

British Dictionary definitions for doup

do up

verb (adverb; mainly tr)
to wrap and make into a bundleto do up a parcel
to cause the downfall of (a person)
to beautify or adorn
(also intr) to fasten or be fastenedthis skirt does up at the back
informal to renovate or redecorate
slang to assault
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Other Idioms and Phrases with doup

do up

1

Fasten up or put up; also, dress up. For example, Let's do up all the gifts in matching paper, or Please help me do up the collar button, or Jane did up her hair for the dance, or The children were all done up in their best outfits. [c. 1800]

2

do something up brown or do it up brown. Do something thoroughly or very well, as in They really did it up brown for the dinner party. The allusion here is unclear, but it may be to wrapping a package in brown paper. [Mid-1800s]

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