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coop

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noun \ˈküp, ˈku̇p\

Simple Definition of coop

  • : a cage or small building in which chickens or other small animals are kept

Full Definition of coop

  1. 1 :  a cage or small enclosure (as for poultry); also :  a small building for housing poultry

  2. 2 a :  a confined area b :  jail

Examples of coop

  1. <like many of the city's hookers, she was back in the coop within a week of her release>



Origin of coop

Middle English cupe; akin to Old English cȳpe basket


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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coop

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Definition of coop

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to confine in a restricted and often crowded area —usually used with up <children cooped up in the house all day>

  3. 2 :  to place or keep in a coop :  pen —often used with up



1583

First Known Use of coop

1583



COOP Defined for Kids

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coop

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noun \ˈküp, ˈku̇p\

Definition of coop

  1. :  a cage or small building for keeping poultry




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coop

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verb

Definition of coop

coopedcoop·ing

  1. :  to restrict to a small space <The dog was cooped up in a cage.>





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