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


transitive verb

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


Related to STROP

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

Other Fashion Terms

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


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