stupe

1 of 2

noun (1)

ˈstüp How to pronounce stupe (audio)
ˈstyüp
: a hot wet often medicated cloth applied externally (as to stimulate circulation)

stupe

2 of 2

noun (2)

: a stupid person : dolt

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Anglo-French, literally, tow, from Latin stuppa coarse part of flax, tow, from Greek styppē

Noun (2)

short for stupid

First Known Use

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1722, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Stupe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stupe. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

stupe

noun
: a hot wet often medicated cloth applied externally (as to stimulate circulation)
a turpentine stupe
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