verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of troop
Synonyms for troop
Related Words for troopingtrot, tread, dance, skip, tiptoe, stride, walk, trudge, strut, plod, lumber, prance, roam, meander, amble, wander, stroll, trample, squash, trek
Examples from the Web for trooping
Contemporary Examples of trooping
In the coming days, Ayers, among others, will be trooping up to the Hill to discuss the issue with GOP players.Has Jim DeMint Gone Too Far?
August 30, 2013
That was after trooping down three flights of steps, crowded by crying, ten-year-old ballerinas and their few harried teachers.Really Living It
November 16, 2012
Historical Examples of trooping
We had entered the garden, and a throng of guests were trooping after us.Princess Zara
And trooping after Daddy was almost everybody in the village.The Tale of Ferdinand Frog
Arthur Scott Bailey
Do you think I'm going to have them trooping around my cabin?The Grain Ship
And now the village ancients and the women were trooping home from church.The Day of Wrath
These are the things they bring, when you see them trooping to the castle from the valley.Browning's Heroines
Ethel Colburn Mayne
Word Origin for troop
1540s, "body of soldiers," from Middle French troupe, from Old French trope "band of people, company, troop" (13c.), probably from Frankish *throp "assembly, gathering of people" (cf. Old English ðorp, Old Norse thorp "village," see thorp). OED derives the French word from Latin troppus "flock," which is of unknown origin but may be from the Germanic source.
1560s, "to assemble," from troop (n.). Meaning "to march" is recorded from 1590s; that of "to go in great numbers, to flock" is from c.1600. Related: Trooped; trooping.