There are 2 definitions of carp in English:

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noun (plural same)

  • A deep-bodied freshwater fish, typically with barbels around the mouth. Carp are farmed for food in some parts of the world and are often kept in large ponds.
    • Family Cyprinidae (the carp family): several genera and species. The family includes the majority of freshwater fishes in Eurasia, Africa, and North and Central America
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    • One species, the silver carp, is known to jump completely out of the water when a boat passes, in some cases injuring passengers.
    • Six ducks and 5,000 grass and silver carp have been introduced into the reborn lake to conserve its ecology.
    • Experts will try to net all the native carp, bream and tench in the lake and take them to a fish farm before putting the poison into the water.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French carpe, from late Latin carpa.

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There are 2 definitions of carp in English:

carp2

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Pronunciation: /kɑːp
 
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verb

[no object]

Derivatives

carper

noun
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  • Let all keep it up and hope that the carpers and whingers will see the light and come on board.
  • Do we really want the carpers and complainers, of whatever creed, to get programmes banned?
  • Inevitably the snipers and the carpers have done their worst to make life uncomfortable for him.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'talk, chatter'): from Old Norse karpa 'brag'; later influenced by Latin carpere 'pluck at, slander'.

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