transitive verb glop·pen \ˈgläpə̇n\

Definition of gloppen


now dialectal, England

  1. :  surprise, alarm, astonish

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Origin and Etymology of gloppen

Middle English glopnen, from Old Norse glūpna to be surprised, frightened, or downcast; akin to Swedish dialect glūpa to gape, swallow, Old Frisian glūpa to look, Middle Low German glūpen to look with half-closed eyes, and perhaps to Old English geolu yellow — more at yellow

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