or thorpe

[ thawrp ]

  1. a hamlet; village.

Origin of thorp

before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with German Dorf,Old Norse thorp village, Gothic thaurp field

Words Nearby thorp Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use thorp in a sentence

  • It was some time before Colonel thorp found him in the bow of the boat, and immediately began to talk over their plans.

    The Man From Glengarry | Ralph Connor

British Dictionary definitions for thorp



/ (θɔːp) /

noun(in place names)
  1. a small village

Origin of thorp

Old English; related to Old Norse thorp village, Old High German dorf, Gothic thaurp

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