[koop, koo p] /kup, kʊp/
an enclosure, cage, or pen, usually with bars or wires, in which fowls or other small animals are confined for fattening, transportation, etc.
any small or narrow place.
Slang. a prison.
Sometimes Facetious. a cooperative, especially the cooperative bookstore of a college or university.
verb (used with object)
to place in or as if in a coop; confine narrowly (often followed by up or in).
verb (used without object)
Slang. (of a police officer) to park and sleep inside one’s patrol car while on duty.
fly the coop, Informal. to run off; depart abruptly; escape:
We stopped to see my sister, but she’d flown the coop.
a cage or small enclosure for poultry or small animals
a small narrow place of confinement, esp a prison cell
a wicker basket for catching fish
(transitive; often foll by up or in) to confine in a restricted area
a cooperative, cooperative society, or shop run by a cooperative society
“small cage for poultry,” mid-14c., from Old English cype, cypa “basket, cask,” akin to Middle Dutch kupe, Swedish kupa, and all probably from Latin cupa “tub, cask,” from PIE *keup- “hollow mound” (see cup (n.)).
1560s, from coop (n.). Related: Cooped; cooping.
: There were the cats, the milkmen, and the cops cooping in a police car at the corner
fly the coop, hencoop, in the coop, rain cats and dogs
[police senses based on earlier coop, ”any shelter used by the police to avoid the elements”; fr chicken coop]
see: fly the coop
/ˈkuːpˌwɜːθ/ noun 1. a New Zealand and Australian breed of sheep derived from the Romney Marsh
[koh-awr-bi-tl] /koʊˈɔr bɪ tl/ adjective, Astronomy. 1. noting or pertaining to two or more celestial bodies that share or almost share an orbit.
[koh-awr-dn-l] /koʊˈɔr dn l/ adjective, Biology. 1. belonging to the same order. /kəʊˈɔːdɪnəl/ adjective 1. (of animals or plants) belonging to the same order