lop

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English loppe (flea, spider), from Old English loppe (spider, silk-worm, flea), from Proto-Germanic *luppǭ (flea, sandflea", originally, "jumper), from Proto-Germanic *luppijaną (to jump, dart). Cognate with Danish loppe (flea), Swedish loppa (flea), Middle High German lüpfen, lupfen (to release and raise aloft, move quickly).

Noun[edit]

lop (plural lops)

  1. (Geordie) A flea.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Cleveland to this entry?)
    Hadway wi ye man, ye liftin wi lops

References[edit]

  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165
  • lop in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • lop” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [1]
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4[2]
  • A List of words and phrases in everyday use by the natives of Hetton-le-Hole in the County of Durham, F.M.T.Palgrave, English Dialect Society vol.74, 1896, [3]
  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[4]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English loppe.

Verb[edit]

lop (third-person singular simple present lops, present participle lopping, simple past and past participle lopped)

  1. (transitive, usually with off) To cut off as the top or extreme part of anything, especially to prune a small limb off a shrub or tree, or sometimes to behead someone.
  2. To hang downward; to be pendent; to lean to one side.
  3. To allow to hang down.
    to lop the head
Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

Noun[edit]

lop (plural lops)

  1. That which is lopped from anything, such as branches from a tree.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Mortimer to this entry?)

References[edit]

  • lop” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Etymology 3[edit]

Back-formation from lopsided.

Noun[edit]

lop (plural lops)

  1. (US, slang) (usually offensive) A disabled person, a cripple.
    • 1935: Rex Stout, The League of Frightened Men, p5
      "He's a lop; it mentions here about his getting up to the stand with his crippled leg but it doesn't say which one."
  2. Any of several breeds of rabbits whose ears lie flat.

See also[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

lop

  1. to steal, to shoplift

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Occitan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lop m (plural lops, feminine loba, feminine plural, lobas)

  1. wolf