a person or thing that lops.
Because X: The New Use of an Old Word
On January 3, approximately 200 linguists at the American Dialect Society conference gathered to vote on what their 2013 Word of the Year should be. While creative coinages sharknado, doge, bitcoin, selfie, Obamacare, and twerk all received nominations, it was an old word used in new ways that most excited linguistics this year: because. In the official ADS press release, Ben Zimmer describes the “new …
curdle, congeal, thicken, consolidate, set, inspissate, compact, coalesce, condense, jelly, harden, concrete, dry, concentrate, solidify, clot, jell, jellify, clabber, gel
Origin of lopper1
verb (used with or without object) Scot. and North Central U.S..
(especially of milk) to curdle or coagulate.
Origin of lopper2
1300–50; Middle English loperen, equivalent to lop- (< Old Norse hlaup coagulation) + -er -er6 + -en infinitive suffix
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