stripe

1
[ strahyp ]
/ straɪp /

noun

verb (used with object), striped, strip·ing.

to mark or furnish with a stripe or stripes.

Nearby words

  1. strip poker,
  2. strip search,
  3. strip steak,
  4. strip-mine,
  5. strip-search,
  6. stripe rust,
  7. stripe smut,
  8. striped,
  9. striped bass,
  10. striped gopher

Origin of stripe

1
1620–30; < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German strīpe; see strip2, stripe2

Related formsstripe·less, adjective

stripe

2
[ strahyp ]
/ straɪp /

noun

a stroke with a whip, rod, etc., as in punishment.

Origin of stripe

2
1400–50; late Middle English; obscurely akin to stripe1

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British Dictionary definitions for stripe

stripe

1
/ (straɪp) /

noun

a relatively long band of distinctive colour or texture that differs from the surrounding material or background
a fabric having such bands
a strip, band, or chevron of fabric worn on a military uniform, etc, esp one that indicates rank
mainly US and Canadian kind; sort; typea man of a certain stripe

verb

(tr) to mark with a stripe or stripes

Word Origin for stripe

C17: probably from Middle Dutch strīpe; related to Middle High German strīfe, of obscure origin

noun

a stroke from a whip, rod, cane, etc

Word Origin for stripe

C15: perhaps from Middle Low German strippe; related to stripe 1

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Word Origin and History for stripe
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