stoop

1
[ stoop ]
/ stup /

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

to bend (oneself, one's head, etc.) forward and downward.
Archaic. to abase, humble, or subdue.

noun


Nearby words

  1. stookie,
  2. stool,
  3. stool ball,
  4. stool pigeon,
  5. stooly,
  6. stoop ball,
  7. stoop labor,
  8. stoop to,
  9. stoor,
  10. stoozing

Origin of stoop

1
before 900; Middle English stoupen (v.), Old English stūpian; cognate with Middle Dutch stūpen to bend, bow; akin to steep1

Related forms

Synonym study

1. See bend1.

stoop

2
[ stoop ]
/ stup /

noun

a small raised platform, approached by steps and sometimes having a roof and seats, at the entrance of a house; a small porch.

Origin of stoop

2
1670–80, Americanism; < Dutch stoep; cognate with Middle Low German stōpe, German Stufe step in a stair. See step

stoop

3
[ stoop ]
/ stup /

noun

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stoop

1
/ (stuːp) /

verb (mainly intr)

noun

Derived Formsstooper, nounstooping, adjectivestoopingly, adverb

Word Origin for stoop

Old English stūpan; related to Middle Dutch stupen to bow, Old Norse stūpa, Norwegian stupa to fall; see steep 1

noun

US and Canadian a small platform with steps up to it at the entrance to a building

Word Origin for stoop

C18: from Dutch stoep, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German stuofa stair, Old English stōpel footprint; see step

noun

archaic a pillar or post

Word Origin for stoop

C15: variant of dialect stulpe, probably from Old Norse stolpe; see stele

noun

a less common spelling of stoup
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Word Origin and History for stoop
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