Definition of coop in English:
- I found a brown egg the size of an acorn in the coop.
- Always fashionable, I went with a shabby chic motif for my coop.
- If we don't stop these groups, tomorrow you won't be able to milk cows or keep chickens in coops.
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- Her children were playing near the pond, running free as if they had been cooped up in a confined day care center all day.
- I wasn't cooped up indoors all day with a computer or the TV.
- Does the thought of being cooped up indoors watching a game bore you to tears?
- Free-range poultry may have been as cooped up as conventional poultry.
- But he passes on the dish, maybe because I cooped a couple of the birds in his dog's kennel for a night.
- It's cold and gray and I feel like a chicken cooped up in a particularly small cage.
The Latin word cupa ‘barrel’ is the forerunner of coop, ‘a cage or pen in which poultry are kept’, and also gave us cooper (Middle English), meaning ‘barrel-maker’. In medieval English a coop was a kind of basket that you placed over chickens that were sitting or being fattened.
Words that rhyme with coopbloop, cock-a-hoop, croup, droop, drupe, dupe, goop, group, Guadeloupe, hoop, loop, poop, recoup, roup, scoop, sloop, snoop, soup, stoep, stoop, stoup, stupe, swoop, troop, troupe, whoop
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