Thorpe

[ thawrp ]
/ θɔrp /

noun

James FrancisJim, 1888–1953, U.S. track-and-field athlete and football and baseball player.

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thorp

or thorpe

[ thawrp ]
/ θɔrp /

noun Archaic.

a hamlet; village.

Origin of thorp

before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with German Dorf, Old Norse thorp village, Gothic thaurp field
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British Dictionary definitions for thorpe (1 of 2)

Thorpe

/ (θɔːp) /

noun

Ian . born 1982, Australian swimmer; won three gold medals at the 2000 Olympic Games, six gold medals at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and two gold medals at the 2004 Olympic Games.
James Francis. 1888–1953, American football player and athlete: Olympic pentathlon and decathlon champion (1912)
Jeremy. born 1929, British politician; leader of the Liberal party (1967–76)

British Dictionary definitions for thorpe (2 of 2)

thorp

thorpe

/ (θɔːp) /

noun (in place names)

a small village

Word Origin for thorp

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