stupe

stupe

1 [stoop, styoop]
noun
two or more layers of flannel or other cloth soaked in hot water and applied to the skin as a counterirritant.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin stūpa, variant of stuppa < Greek stýppē flax, hemp, tow

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stupe

2 [stoop]
noun Slang.
a stupid person.

Origin:
1755–65; by shortening of stupid

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stupe1 (stjuːp)
 
n
med a hot damp cloth, usually sprinkled with an irritant, applied to the body to relieve pain by counterirritation
 
[C14: from Latin stuppa flax, from Greek stuppē]

stupe2 (stjuːp)
 
n
slang (US) a stupid person; clot

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