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stupe1

[stoop, styoop] /stup, styup/
noun
1.
two or more layers of flannel or other cloth soaked in hot water and applied to the skin as a counterirritant.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin stūpa, variant of stuppa < Greek stýppē flax, hemp, tow

stupe2

[stoop] /stup/
noun, Slang.
1.
a stupid person.
Origin
1755-65; by shortening of stupid
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British Dictionary definitions for stupe

stupe1

/stjuːp/
noun
1.
(med) a hot damp cloth, usually sprinkled with an irritant, applied to the body to relieve pain by counterirritation
Word Origin
C14: from Latin stuppa flax, from Greek stuppē

stupe2

/stjuːp/
noun
1.
(US, slang) a stupid person; clot
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stupe

noun

A stupid person: ''Don't call me stupe,'' Humphrey said/ Surprised that we're not total stupes? (1762+)


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