dop

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intransitive verb

dopped; dopped; dopping; dops
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obsolete : to sink abruptly beneath the surface of water : dive
2
obsolete : to duck the head or suddenly lower the body : curtsy

dop

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noun (1)

plural -s
obsolete
: a dip especially of head or body : curtsy

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noun (2)

variants or less commonly dopp
ˈdäp
plural -s
: a device in which a diamond or other gemstone is held while being cut

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transitive verb

"
dopped; dopped; dopping; dops
: to fasten (as a diamond) in a dop usually with a cement

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noun (3)

"
plural -s
: a brandy of southern Africa similar to French marc and made from the distilled residue of grapes after pressing

DOP

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abbreviation

developing-out paper

Word History

Etymology

Intransitive verb

Middle English doppen; akin to Old English dūfedoppa pelican, doppettan to plunge in, immerse, Middle Dutch doppen to dip into, dop, doppe shell, goblet, pot, Middle High German topf pot, Old High German topfo dot, Old English dyppan to dip

Noun (2)

Dutch, from Middle Dutch dop, doppe shell, goblet, pot

Noun (3)

Afrikaans, literally, husk, from Middle Dutch dop, doppe husk, shell, goblet, pot

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“Dop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dop. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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