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stupe

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[ stoop, styoop ]
/ stup, styup /
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noun
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 stupe

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

Other definitions for stupe (2 of 2)

stupe2
[ stoop ]
/ stup /

noun Slang.
a stupid person.

Origin of stupe

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First recorded in 1755–65; by shortening of stupid
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British Dictionary definitions for stupe (1 of 2)

stupe1
/ (stjuːp) /

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

Word Origin for stupe

C14: from Latin stuppa flax, from Greek stuppē

British Dictionary definitions for stupe (2 of 2)

stupe2
/ (stjuːp) /

noun
US slang a stupid person; clot
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