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co-op

[n., adv. koh-op; v. koh-op, koh-op] /n., adv. ˈkoʊ ɒp; v. ˈkoʊ ɒp, koʊˈɒp/
noun
1.
a cooperative store, dwelling, program, etc.
verb (used with object), co-oped, co-oping.
2.
to place in a cooperative arrangement, especially to convert (an apartment or building) to a cooperative.
Idioms
3.
go co-op, to convert to a cooperative:
Our apartment building is going co-op.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; shortened form
Related forms
co-oper, noun
Can be confused
co-op, coop, co-opt, coupe.
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British Dictionary definitions for co-op

coop2

/ˈkəʊˌɒp/
noun
1.
a cooperative, cooperative society, or shop run by a cooperative society
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Word Origin and History for co-op
n.

1861, abbreviation of cooperative. The hyphen is needed to avoid confusion with coop (n.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for co-op

co-op

modifier

: co-op prices/ coop apartment complex

noun

A cooperative apartment house, store, etc (1870s+)

verb

To convert an apartment or building from a rental to a cooperative unit: The old Sussex Arms got co-oped last year (1950s+)


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Related Abbreviations for co-op

co-op

cooperative
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