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stupe1

[stoop, styoop]
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noun
  1. two or more layers of flannel or other cloth soaked in hot water and applied to the skin as a counterirritant.
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Origin of stupe1

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin stūpa, variant of stuppa < Greek stýppē flax, hemp, tow

stupe2

[stoop]
noun Slang.
  1. a stupid person.
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Origin of stupe2

First recorded in 1755–65; by shortening of stupid
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stupe1

noun
  1. med a hot damp cloth, usually sprinkled with an irritant, applied to the body to relieve pain by counterirritation
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Word Origin

C14: from Latin stuppa flax, from Greek stuppē

stupe2

noun
  1. US slang a stupid person; clot
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