GO CO OP

co-op

[n., adv. koh-op; v. koh-op, koh-op]
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:
1860–65; shortened form

co-oper, noun

co-op, coop, co-opt, coupe.
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Word Origin & History

co-op
1861, abbreviation of cooperative. The hyphen is needed to avoid confusion with coop (n.).
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
co-op
cooperative
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