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lopper

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[ lop-er ]
/ ˈlɒp ər /
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noun
a person or thing that lops.
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Origin of lopper

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First recorded in 1530–40; lop1 + -er1

Other definitions for lopper (2 of 2)

lopper2
[ lop-er ]
/ ˈlɒp ər /

verb (used with or without object) Scot. and North Central U.S..
(especially of milk) to curdle or coagulate.

Origin of lopper

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1300–50; Middle English loperen, equivalent to lop- (<Old Norse hlaup coagulation) + -er-er6 + -en infinitive suffix
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How to use lopper in a sentence

  • A few prefer to skim the cream sweet, and still another few let the milk lopper.

    Hints on Dairying|T. D. Curtis
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