stupe

1
[stoop, styoop]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. stunt woman,
  2. stunted,
  3. stuntman,
  4. stuntwoman,
  5. stupa,
  6. stupefacient,
  7. stupefaction,
  8. stupefactive,
  9. stupefy,
  10. stupendous

Origin of stupe

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

stupe

2
[stoop]

noun Slang.

a stupid person.

Origin of stupe

2
First recorded in 1755–65; by shortening of stupid

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British Dictionary definitions for stupe

stupe

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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

noun

US slang a stupid person; clot
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