coop

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See also: Co-op, co-op, Coop., and .coop

English[edit]

Chicken coop
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English cupe, from Old English cȳpe (basket, cask)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

coop (plural coops)

  1. A pen or enclosure for birds.
  2. (slang) jail
  3. A barrel or cask for liquor.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)
  4. (Scotland) A cart from boards; a tumbrel.
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Verb[edit]

coop (third-person singular simple present coops, present participle cooping, simple past and past participle cooped)

  1. To keep in a coop.
  2. (transitive) To shut up or confine in a narrow space; to cramp.
    • Dryden
      The Trojans cooped within their walls so long.
    • John Locke
      The contempt of all other knowledge [] coops the understanding up within narrow bounds.
  3. (obsolete, transitive) To work upon in the manner of a cooper.
    • Holland
      Shaken tubs [] be new cooped.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From cooperative, by shortening.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

coop (plural coops)

  1. Alternative spelling of co-op