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Thorpe

[thawrp]
noun
  1. James FrancisJim, 1888–1953, U.S. track-and-field athlete and football and baseball player.
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thorp

or thorpe

[thawrp]
noun Archaic.
  1. a hamlet; village.
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Origin of thorp

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

  • Thorpe took a chair, and the two men exchanged a silent, intent look.

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    Harold Frederic

  • "Oh, it'll mount up to considerable, as it stands," said Thorpe.

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    Harold Frederic

  • Thorpe hesitated, and knitted his brows in the effort to remember names.

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    Harold Frederic

  • "Oh, hardly a 'few years'; more like fifteen," Thorpe corrected him.

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  • Thorpe hailed him, with a peremptory tone, and gave the brusque order, "Strand!"

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British Dictionary definitions for thorpe

Thorpe

noun
  1. 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.
  2. James Francis. 1888–1953, American football player and athlete: Olympic pentathlon and decathlon champion (1912)
  3. Jeremy. born 1929, British politician; leader of the Liberal party (1967–76)
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thorp

thorpe

noun (in place names)
  1. a small village
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Word Origin for thorp

Old English; related to Old Norse thorp village, Old High German dorf, Gothic thaurp
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Word Origin and History for thorpe

thorp

n.

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.

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