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coop

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noun \ˈküp, ˈku̇p\

Definition of coop

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

  2. 2a :  a confined areab :  jail

Examples of coop in a sentence

  1. like many of the city's hookers, she was back in the coop within a week of her release

Origin and Etymology of coop

Middle English cupe; akin to Old English cȳpe basket


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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coop

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Definition of coop

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to confine in a restricted and often crowded area —usually used with up children cooped up in the house all day

  3. 2 :  to place or keep in a coop :  pen —often used with up

1583

First Known Use of coop

1583



COOP Defined for English Language Learners

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coop

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noun \ˈküp, ˈku̇p\

Definition of coop for English Language Learners

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


COOP Defined for Kids

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coop

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noun \ˈküp, ˈku̇p\

Definition of coop for Students

  1. :  a cage or small building for keeping poultry


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coop

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Definition of coop for Students

cooped

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cooping

  1. :  to restrict to a small space The dog was cooped up in a cage.



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