- a hamlet; village.
Origin of thorp
Examples from the Web for thorp
Historical Examples of thorp
This new type is illustrated in Hallock & Thorp's Catalogue.Talks about Flowers.
M. D. Wellcome
Thorp perceived it, without any 'lead' from me; so it is not merely my own fancy.The Life of Francis Thompson
He scalped Thorp and carred off the whole upper part of his skull with it.The Old Santa Fe Trail
And saying this, he left the room, followed by Colonel Thorp.The Man From Glengarry
Anne left her situation at Thorp Green of her own accord, June 1845.Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle
Clement K. Shorter
- a small village
Word Origin for thorp
Word Origin and History for thorp
Old English ðorp "village, hamlet, farm, estate," reinforced by Old Norse ðorp, both from Proto-Germanic *thurpa- (cf. Old Frisian thorp, Frisian terp, Middle Dutch, Dutch dorp, German dorf "village," Gothic þaurp "estate, land, field"), probably from PIE root *treb- "dwelling." Preserved in place names ending in -thorp, -thrup.