Complete Definition of "stoop"

English

Etymology 1
From Dutch stoep, "platform", "pavement". Cognate with English "step". Stoop is a North American English word and entered the American continent via South Africa, where it is used in its Dutch form stoep, and denotes a raised veranda.

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-uËp|-uËp

Noun
en-noun

  1. A small porch, unroofed platform, or raised veranda leading to a main entrance.

#:The workers made a stoop in front of the door.

Synonyms
porch

Etymology 2
From Anglo-Saxon stupian, "to bow", "to bend". Cognate with English "steep".

Noun
en-noun

  1. A stooping (ie. bent, see the "Verb" section below) position of the body

#:The old man walked with a stoop.

Verb
en-verb

  1. To bend one's self, or one's head, forward and downward.

#:He stooped to tie his shoe-laces.

  1. To lower oneself; to demean or do something below one's status, standards, or morals.

#:Can you believe that a salesman would stoop so low as to hide his customers' car keys until they agreed to the purchase?

Translations
German: sich beugen (1), sich bücken (1)

Category:English words with multiple etymologies
Category:Dutch derivations

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