There are 2 definitions of croup in English:

croup1

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Pronunciation: /kruːp
 
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noun

[mass noun]
Inflammation of the larynx and trachea in children, associated with infection and causing breathing difficulties.
More example sentences
  • These types of virus do not always cause the breathing difficulties associated with croup.
  • In addition to the effects on the upper airway, the infections that cause croup can result in inflammation further down the airway, including the bronchi (breathing tubes) and the lungs.
  • At least 90% of children with cough have a respiratory tract infection such as a cold, croup, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, whooping cough, or pneumonia.

Origin

mid 18th century: from dialect croup 'to croak', of imitative origin.

Derivatives

croupy

adjective
More example sentences
  • A 21-month-old, previously healthy girl presented initially with a generalized rash and nonproductive cough, which progressively became croupy with moderate stridor.
  • If you are not able to break your child's fast breathing and croupy cough, call your child's doctor or seek medical attention as soon as possible.
  • If your child starts to make louder croupy noises when he or she breathes, try the following measures.

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Pronunciation: ˈbranigən
noun
a brawl or violent argument

There are 2 definitions of croup in English:

croup2

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Pronunciation: /kruːp
 
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noun

The rump or hindquarters, especially of a horse.
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  • The powerful, level back slopes downward at the croup.
  • The horse was still sporting several bald patches due to a skin rash that has clustered near his flank, croup, and hip, but the condition has had no impact on his training.
  • Length in the neck, shoulder, forearm, croup, and from hip to hock helps a horse take longer strides for his size.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French croupe, ultimately of Germanic origin and related to crop.

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Word of the day brannigan
Pronunciation: ˈbranigən
noun
a brawl or violent argument