Definition of coop in English:
- People live in unheated cottages, old tobacco kilns, bunkhouses and even chicken coops and melt snow for water.
- So, you'll likely have to park your car way at the bottom of the parking lot, right by the chicken coops.
- Next to her was a chicken coop with only three chickens left in it.
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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.
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