From Dutch dorp. Doublet of English thorp.
dorp (plural dorps)
- (now chiefly South Africa) A village or small town; a town considered provincial.
- 1952, Doris Lessing, Martha Quest, Panther 1974, p. 51:
- ‘You can't hang about this dorp doing nothing.’
- 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 186:
- I took on a case in the little dorp of Villiers in the Orange Free State.
From Dutch dorp, from Old Dutch *thorp, from Proto-Germanic *þurpą.
dorp (plural dorpe)
From Old Dutch *thorp, from Proto-Germanic *þurpą.
dorp n (plural dorpen, diminutive dorpje n)
- village, hamlet