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From roop (a shout) +‎ -y.


roopy (comparative roopier or more roopy, superlative roopiest or most roopy)

  1. Hoarse.
    • 1863, Charles Dickens, David Copperfield:
      But he said he had observed I was sometimes hoarse — a little roopy was his exact expression — and it should be, every drop, devoted to the purpose he had mentioned.
    • 1934, P G Wodehouse, Thank You, Jeeves:
      It wasn't in its essentials a musical voice, being on the thick side and a shade roopy. If I'd been its owner, I'd have given more than a little thought to the subject of tonsils.

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