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strop

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noun \ˈsträp\

Simple Definition of strop

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

  • : a bad mood

Full Definition of strop

  1. :  strap:a :  a short rope with its ends spliced to form a circleb :  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


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strop

transitive verb

Definition of strop

stroppedstrop·ping

  1. :  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>



1837

First Known Use of strop

1837


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