- a cloth mask, often of silk or velvet, that covers only half the face.
Origin of loup1
1825–35; < French: literally, wolf < Latin lupus
[loup, lohp, loop]Scot.
- to leap; jump; spring.
- to leap or jump at, over, or into (something).
Origin of loup2
1325–75; Middle English loupe < Old Norse hlaupa, cognate with Old English hlēapan to leap
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Examples from the Web for loup
The morning of the 24th we reached the Loup fork of the Platte.The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California
Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
My eyes were like to loup out of my head, but I had no breath to cry.The Life of Mansie Wauch
David Macbeth Moir
"There has been an accident in the gorge of the Loup," he said.Riviera Towns
Herbert Adams Gibbons
And Loup the Lynx would do the same so that he could betray our hiding places.Washer the Raccoon
George Ethelbert Walsh
He that looks not e're he loup, will fall e're he wit of himself.A Collection of Scotch Proverbs
- another name for loo mask
C19: from French, from Latin lupus wolf
- a Scot word for leap
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