coop

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

1coop

noun \ˈküp, ˈkp\

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

Full Definition of COOP

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

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

2coop

verb

Definition of COOP

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

First Known Use of COOP

1583

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