Cooping



[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.
[noun, adverb koh-op; verb koh-op, koh-op] /noun, adverb ˈkoʊ ɒp; verb ˈkoʊ ɒp, koʊˈɒp/
noun
1.
a cooperative store, dwelling, program, etc.
verb (used with object), co-oped or co-opped, co-oping or co-opping.
2.
to place in a cooperative arrangement, especially to convert (an apartment or building) to a cooperative.
adjective
3.
(of a game, especially a video game) cooperative, requiring players to work together to achieve a common objective: co-op play modes;
co-op multiplayer games.
Idioms
4.
go co-op, to convert to a cooperative:
Our apartment building is going co-op.
/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.
n.

1861, abbreviation of cooperative. The hyphen is needed to avoid confusion with coop (n.).

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]

modifier

: co-op prices/ coop apartment complex

noun

A cooperative apartment house, store, etc (1870s+)

verb

To convert an apartment or building from a rental to a cooperative unit: The old Sussex Arms got co-oped last year (1950s+)
cooperative
cooperative
see: fly the coop

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