Definition of stoop noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//stuːp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//stuːp//
    Parts of a house
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  1. 1[singular] if somebody has a stoop, their shoulders are always bent forward
  2. 2[countable] (North American English) a raised area outside the door of a house with steps leading up to it the front stoop We sat talking on the stoop until midnight. See related entries: Parts of a house
  3. Word Originnoun sense 1 Old English stūpian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to the adjective steep. The noun sense dates from the late 16th cent. noun sense 2 mid 18th cent.: from Dutch stoep, of the same meaning.
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