Definition of kop in English:


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Pronunciation: /kɒp


1 (usually the Kop) British A high bank of terracing at certain soccer grounds where spectators formerly stood, notably at Liverpool Football Club.
More example sentences
  • The avid Bantams fan celebrated in front of the Kop where he had grown up supporting the club.
  • I first met him when I had won a competition to take part in a penalty shoot out competition in front of the old Kop.
  • I ran to the Kop and the atmosphere was even greater, the noise was fantastic.
2South African (Especially in place names) a hill or peak.


sense 2 from Afrikaans, from Dutch, literally 'head' (compare with cop2). sense 1 comes from the name of Spioen Kop, site of a Boer War battle in which troops from Lancashire led the assault (Liverpool then being part of Lancashire).

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