[ stoop ]
/ stup /


a basin for holy water, as at the entrance of a church.
Scot. a pail or bucket.
Scot. and North England.
  1. a drinking vessel, as a cup or tankard, of various sizes.
  2. the amount it holds.

Origin of stoup

1350–1400; Middle English stowp < Old Norse staup drinking vessel; cognate with Old English stēap flagon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for stoup



/ (stuːp) /


a small basin for holy water
Also: stowp Scot and Northern English dialect a bucket or drinking vessel

Word Origin for stoup

C14 (in the sense: bucket): of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse staup beaker, Old English stēap flagon; see steep 1
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