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noun 
  1. A strap; more specifically a piece of leather or a substitute (notably canvas), or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for sharpening a razor, in this sense also called razor strop.
  2. A bad mood or temper (see stroppy.)
Translations: 
  • Dutch: riem (razor strop: scheerriem)
    (trans-mid)
  • French: lanière
  • German: riem
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, Bad mood)
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
verb (strop, p, ing)
  1. (obsolete) To strap.
  2. (recorded since 1842; now most used) To sharpen (a razor) with a strop.
One should the razor before shaving.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: wetten
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: Same as (see under) Strap; recorded in English since 1702


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