noun (1)
\ ˈstüp How to pronounce stupe (audio) , ˈstyüp \

Definition of stupe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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


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Definition of stupe (Entry 2 of 2)

: a stupid person : dolt

First Known Use of stupe

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1722, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stupe

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

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“Stupe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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Medical Definition of stupe

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

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