strop


1strop

noun \ˈsträp\

: a narrow piece of leather that is used for sharpening a razor

: a bad mood

Full Definition of STROP

:  strap:
a :  a short rope with its ends spliced to form a circle
b :  a usually leather band for sharpening a razor

Examples of STROP

  1. He gets in a strop if he has to wait for someone.

Origin of STROP

Middle English — more at strap
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with STROP

2strop

transitive verb
stroppedstrop·ping

Definition of STROP

:  to sharpen (a razor) on a strop

Examples of STROP

  1. <at the museum they showed us how men used to strop razors with leather bands before the days of disposable blades>

First Known Use of STROP

1837

Related to STROP

Synonyms
edge, grind, hone, stone, sharpen, whet
Antonyms
blunt, dull

Other Fashion Terms

bodkin, chignon, cowlick, eau de toilette, imperial, pocket, pomander, tonsorial

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