scoop

[ skoop ]
/ skup /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to remove or gather something with or as if with a scoop: to scoop with a ridiculously small shovel.

Nearby words

  1. sconcheon,
  2. sconcheon arch,
  3. scone,
  4. scooby doo,
  5. scooch,
  6. scoop neck,
  7. scooper,
  8. scoopful,
  9. scoosh,
  10. scoot

Origin of scoop

1300–50; (noun) Middle English scope < Middle Dutch schōpe; (v.) Middle English scopen, derivative of the noun

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British Dictionary definitions for scoop

scoop

/ (skuːp) /

noun

verb (mainly tr)

Derived Formsscooper, nounscoopful, noun

Word Origin for scoop

C14: via Middle Dutch schōpe from Germanic; compare Old High German scephan to ladle, German schöpfen, Schaufel shovel, Dutch schoep vessel for baling

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Word Origin and History for scoop
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