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SOP

1.
Standard Operating Procedure; Standing Operating Procedure.
Also, S.O.P.
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British Dictionary definitions for s.o.p

sop

/sɒp/
noun
1.
(often pl) food soaked in a liquid before being eaten
2.
a concession, bribe, etc, given to placate or mollify a sop to one's feelings
3.
(informal) a stupid or weak person
verb sops, sopping, sopped
4.
(transitive) to dip or soak (food) in liquid
5.
when intr, often foll by in. to soak or be soaked
See also sop up
Word Origin
Old English sopp; related to Old Norse soppasoup, Old High German sopfa milk with bread; see sup²

SOP

abbreviation
1.
standard operating procedure
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Word Origin and History for s.o.p

sop

n.

Old English sopp- "bread soaked in some liquid," (in soppcuppe "cup into which sops are put"), from Proto-Germanic *supp-, related to Old English verb suppan (see sup (v.2)), probably reinforced by Old French soupe (see soup (n.)). Meaning "something given to appease" is from 1660s, a reference to the sops given by the Sibyl to Cerberus in the "Aeneid."

v.

Old English soppian, from the source of sop (n.). Related: Sopped; sopping.

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Slang definitions & phrases for s.o.p

SOP

noun

The way things are properly and usually done: The SOP here is that you ask the chairman first

[WWII armed forces; fr standard operating procedure]


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Related Abbreviations for s.o.p

SOP

standard operating procedure
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s.o.p in the Bible

a morsel of bread (John 13:26; comp. Ruth 2:14). Our Lord took a piece of unleavened bread, and dipping it into the broth of bitter herbs at the Paschal meal, gave it to Judas. (Comp. Ruth 2:14.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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