[ kop ]
/ kɒp /
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noun (in South Africa)
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Origin of kop
1825–35; <Afrikaans: literally, head, hence high or top part. See cop3
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How to use kop in a sentence
"Darling distinguished himself at Spion Kop, you know," Mayhan gave tribute as he unwound some iodoform gauze.The Tigress|Anne Warner
The “kop” is a cliff-like promontory overhanging a valley or plain, nearly synonymous with the American “bluff.”
High in air was the reptile raised, to be hoisted yet higher, as soon as the Karl-kop set foot on land.
Er ht geschwiegen afile, wenn der Doktor ht ohn' fufzehn Kop.
Colbank was reached on the 17th, when all mounted troops left to join Kitchener's column at Bank Kop.The Record of a Regiment of the Line|M. Jacson
British Dictionary definitions for kop
/ (kɒp) /
a prominent isolated hill or mountain in southern AfricaSee inselberg
Word Origin for kop
from Afrikaans: head, hence high part; compare German Kopf head; see cop ²
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