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  1. a cloth mask, often of silk or velvet, that covers only half the face.
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Origin of loup1

1825–35; < French: literally, wolf < Latin lupus


[loup, lohp, loop]Scot.
verb (used without object)
  1. to leap; jump; spring.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to leap or jump at, over, or into (something).
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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

Historical Examples

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for loup


  1. another name for loo mask
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Word Origin

C19: from French, from Latin lupus wolf



verb, noun
  1. a Scot word for leap
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