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  • IPA(key): /e.ʃɔp/
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French échoppe, from Old French eschope, escope, from Middle Dutch schoppe, scoppe, from Old Dutch *scoppa, from Proto-Germanic *skup- (shed, stall). Cognate with German Schupfen, Schuppen (shed), Dutch schop (barn, shack), English shop. More at shop.


échoppe f (plural échoppes)

  1. stall, booth, small shop
    • 1998, Michel Houellebecq, Les particules élémentaires, page 150; republished as Frank Wynne, transl., Atomised, 2001:
      Bruno commença à manger. Il se stabilisa rapidement autour d’un parcours alimentaire qui descendait le boulevard Saint-Michel. D’abord il commençait par un hot-dog, dans léchoppe au croisement de la rue Gay-Lussac; []
      He started to eat. His diet quickly settled into a nutritious trip down the Boulevard Saint-Michel. He would start with a hot dog from the takeaway on the corner of the rue Gay-Lussac; []

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French eschople < eschaupre, eschalpre, from Latin scalprum. Compare Spanish escoplo, Portuguese escopro.


échoppe f (plural échoppes)

  1. a type of chisel with a flat or rounded side used by engravers to efface

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