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[loo] /lu/
a cloth mask, often of silk or velvet, that covers only half the face.
Origin of loup1
1825-35; < French: literally, wolf < Latin lupus


[loup, lohp, loop] /laʊp, loʊp, lup/ Scot.
verb (used without object)
to leap; jump; spring.
verb (used with object)
to leap or jump at, over, or into (something).
1325-75; Middle English loupe < Old Norse hlaupa, cognate with Old English hlēapan to leap Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for loup
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  • Whan I see a man that but minds me o' Him, my hert rises wi' a loup, as gien it wad 'maist lea' my body ahint it.

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • "There has been an accident in the gorge of the loup," he said.

    Riviera Towns Herbert Adams Gibbons
  • The greatest jump I ever saw you make was when loup the Lynx pursued you in the timber below the falls.

    Washer the Raccoon
    George Ethelbert Walsh
  • The morning of the 24th we reached the loup fork of the Platte.

  • My eyes were like to loup out of my head, but I had no breath to cry.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch David Macbeth Moir
  • She has two duties; one to le loup Cervier, and one to his children.

    The Deerslayer James Fenimore Cooper
  • When we were rounding up the country down on the middle loup, we kept finding these cattle for three or four days.

    Jack the Young Cowboy George Bird Grinnell
  • This he could not help, or he would not have done it; le loup Cervier was a good husband.

    The Deerslayer James Fenimore Cooper
  • They stepped into the arms of Inspector loup and his agents.

    Mlle. Fouchette Charles Theodore Murray
  • Inspector loup contemplated her petite personality once more.

    Mlle. Fouchette Charles Theodore Murray
British Dictionary definitions for loup


another name for loo mask
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Latin lupus wolf


verb, noun
a Scot word for leap
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