roup

1
[roop]
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Origin of roup

1
First recorded in 1800–10; origin uncertain

roup

2
[roop]
noun
  1. hoarseness or huskiness.

Origin of roup

2
First recorded in 1575–85; probably imitative

roup

3
[roup]
noun, verb (used with object) Scot. and North England.
  1. auction(defs 1, 3).

Origin of roup

3
1250–1300; Middle English roupen to cry, shout < Old Norse raupa to boast (or hrōpa to shout)
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Related Words for roup

venue, roup

Examples from the Web for roup

Historical Examples of roup

  • Roup is caused by exposure to excessive wet or very cold winds.

    Poultry

    Hugh Piper

  • Roup is a disease of the wrong system and careless management.

    The Dollar Hen

    Milo M. Hastings

  • They were both bidding at the roup and some business thegither.

    The Judge

    Rebecca West

  • A man would come to the roup late, and learn that the seat he wanted had been knocked down.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie

  • The more usual words in old English were outcry, outrope (still familiar in Scotland as roup, cf. German ruf) and port sale.

    Prices of Books

    Henry B. Wheatley


British Dictionary definitions for roup

roup

1
noun
  1. vet science any of various chronic respiratory diseases of birds, esp poultry
Derived Formsroupy, adjective

Word Origin for roup

C16: of unknown origin

roup

2
verb (tr)
  1. to sell by auction
noun
  1. an auction

Word Origin for roup

C16 (originally: to shout): of Scandinavian origin; compare Icelandic raupa to boast
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