dopped; dopped; dopping; dops

Definition of dop

 (Entry 1 of 6)

1 obsolete : to sink abruptly beneath the surface of water : dive
2 obsolete : to duck the head or suddenly lower the body : curtsy


noun (1)
plural -s

Definition of dop (Entry 2 of 6)

: a dip especially of head or body : curtsy


noun (2)
variants: or less commonly dopp \ ˈdäp \
plural -s

Definition of dop (Entry 3 of 6)

: a device in which a diamond or other gemstone is held while being cut
\ " \
dopped; dopped; dopping; dops

Definition of dop (Entry 4 of 6)

: to fasten (as a diamond) in a dop usually with a cement


noun (3)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of dop (Entry 5 of 6)

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

Definition of DOP (Entry 6 of 6)

developing-out paper

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History and Etymology for dop

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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