Coop-up



[koop, koo p] /kup, kʊp/

noun
1.
an enclosure, cage, or pen, usually with bars or wires, in which fowls or other small animals are confined for fattening, transportation, etc.
2.
any small or narrow place.
3.
Slang. a prison.
4.
Sometimes Facetious. a cooperative, especially the cooperative bookstore of a college or university.
verb (used with object)
5.
to place in or as if in a coop; confine narrowly (often followed by up or in).
verb (used without object)
6.
Slang. (of a police officer) to park and sleep inside one’s patrol car while on duty.
Idioms
7.
fly the coop, Informal. to run off; depart abruptly; escape:
We stopped to see my sister, but she’d flown the coop.
/kuːp/
noun
1.
a cage or small enclosure for poultry or small animals
2.
a small narrow place of confinement, esp a prison cell
3.
a wicker basket for catching fish
verb
4.
(transitive; often foll by up or in) to confine in a restricted area
/ˈkəʊˌɒp/
noun
1.
a cooperative, cooperative society, or shop run by a cooperative society
abbreviation
1.
a cooperative
n.

“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.)).
v.

1560s, from coop (n.). Related: Cooped; cooping.

noun

verb

: There were the cats, the milkmen, and the cops cooping in a police car at the corner

Related Terms

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]
cooperative
see: fly the coop

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