15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Middle English estoppen, from Anglo-French estoper, estuper, from Vulgar Latin *stuppare to stop with a tow — more at stop
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“Estop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/estop. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.
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History and Etymology for estop
Anglo-French estop(p)er, literally, to stop up, from Middle French estouper, ultimately from Latin stuppa hemp fiber (used for plugging holes)
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