\ 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

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Recent Examples on the Web The stoups were dry in churches in the weeks leading to the shelter-in-place order. Marc Bona, cleveland, "16 things likely to become obsolete in a post-coronavirus world," 26 Apr. 2020 Churchgoers have been asked to stop shaking hands, communal cups are in storage and holy water stoups are dry. Fox News, "Coronavirus halts Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, Friday prayers in Iran," 4 Mar. 2020

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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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12 May 2020

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“Stoup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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

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