stoup

noun
\ ˈstüp How to pronounce stoup (audio) \

Definition of stoup

1a : a beverage container (such as a glass or tankard)
b : flagon
2 : a basin for holy water at the entrance of a church

First Known Use of stoup

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for stoup

Middle English stowp, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse staup cup; akin to Old English stēap flagon

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“Stoup.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stoup. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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stoup

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: a container for holy water at the entrance of a church

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