strop

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Same as strap (which see); recorded in English since 1702.

Noun[edit]

strop (plural strops)

  1. A strap; more specifically a piece of leather or a substitute (notably canvas), or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for honing a razor, in this sense also called razor strop.
  2. (UK) A bad mood or temper (see stroppy.)
  3. (nautical) A piece of rope spliced into a circular wreath, and put round a block for hanging it.
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strop (third-person singular simple present strops, present participle stropping, simple past and past participle stropped)

  1. (obsolete) To strap.
  2. (recorded since 1842; now most used) To hone (a razor) with a strop.
    One should strop the razor before each shave.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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From apostrophe, due to use of apostrophes as single quotation marks to indicate boldface in ALGOL 60.[1] Other methods were used, especially in ALGOL 68, where the earlier matched apostrophes were no longer common,[2] and the term became used more generally for any such method.

Verb[edit]

strop (third-person singular simple present strops, present participle stropping, simple past and past participle stropped)

  1. (computing) To mark a sequence of letters syntactically as having a special property, such as being a keyword, e.g. by enclosing in apostrophes as in 'foo' or writing in uppercase as in FOO.

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  1. ^ Proceedings of an International Conference on ALGOL 68 Implementation: Department of Computer Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, June 18-20, 1974, ed. Peter R. King, University of Manitoba. Dept. of Computer Science, p. 148 – More serious problems are posed by "stropping," the technique used to distinguish boldface text from roman text. Some implementations demand apostrophes around boldface (whence the name stropping); others require backspacing and underlining; ...
  2. ^ Revised Report on the Algorithmic Language ALGOL 68, p. 123, footnote

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare obsolete Bulgarian строп (strop, floor, storey), Serbo-Croatian strȍp (which may be borrowed from Czech).

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strop m

  1. ceiling

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Danish[edit]

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strop c (singular definite stroppen, plural indefinite stropper)

  1. strap
  2. loop
  3. hanger

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Dutch[edit]

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strop m, f (plural stroppen, diminutive stropje n)

  1. A noose
  2. (by metonymy) hanging (execution)
  3. (figuratively) bad luck, loss
  4. A loop
  5. A rascal, brat

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  • stropdas: necktie (often shortened to das, not equivalent to the English short form tie)

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Polish[edit]

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strop m

  1. (construction) ceiling
  2. (geology) roof (the upper part of a cavity)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *stropъ.

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strȍp m (Cyrillic spelling стро̏п)

  1. A ceiling

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Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *stropъ.

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stròp m inan (genitive strôpa, nominative plural strôpi)

  1. ceiling (highest portion of room)

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