louped; louping; loups
chiefly Scotland
: leap
loup noun

Word History


Middle English, from Old Norse hlaupa; akin to Old English hlēapan to leap — more at leap

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of loup was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near loup

Cite this Entry

“Loup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loup. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

river 290 miles (467 kilometers) long in east central Nebraska flowing east into the Platte River
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