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noun
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
British Military. to carry (the flag or colors) in a ceremonial way before troops.
Obsolete. to assemble or form into a troop or troops.
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Origin of troop

First recorded in 1535–45; from French troupe, Old French trope, probably back formation from tropel “herd, flock” (French troupeau ), equivalent to trop- (from Germanic; see thorp) + -el, ultimately from Latin -ellus diminutive suffix

synonym study for troop

1. See company. 8. Troop, troupe both mean a band, company, or group. Troop has various meanings as indicated in the definitions above. With the spelling troupe the word has the specialized meaning of a company of actors, singers, acrobats, or other performers.

OTHER WORDS FROM troop

in·ter·troop, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH troop

troop , troupe (see synonym study at the current entry)
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British Dictionary definitions for troop

troop
/ (truːp) /

noun
verb

Word Origin for troop

C16: from French troupe, from troupeau flock, of Germanic origin
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