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1croup

noun \ˈkrüp\

Definition of CROUP

:  the rump of a quadruped
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Origin of CROUP

Middle English croupe, from Old French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German kropf craw — more at crop
First Known Use: 14th century

2croup

noun

Definition of CROUP

:  inflammation, edema, and subsequent obstruction of the larynx, trachea, and bronchi especially of infants and young children that is typically caused by a virus and is marked by episodes of difficult breathing and hoarse metallic cough
croupy \-pē\ adjective

Origin of CROUP

English dialect croup to cry hoarsely, cough, probably of imitative origin
First Known Use: 1765
CROUP Defined for Kids

croup

noun \ˈkrüp\

Definition of CROUP for Kids

:  an illness that usually affects young children and causes a hoarse cough and difficult breathing
Medical Dictionary

croup

noun \ˈkrüp\

Medical Definition of CROUP

:  inflammation, edema, and subsequent obstruction of the larynx, trachea, and bronchi especially of infants and young children that is typically caused by a virus and is marked by episodes of difficult breathing and hoarse metallic cough
croup·ous \ˈkrü-pəs\ adjective
croupy \-pē\ adjective, croup·i·er croup·i·est

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