Corpse



[kawrps] /kɔrps/

noun
1.
a dead body, usually of a human being.
2.
something no longer useful or viable:
rusting corpses of old cars.
3.
Obsolete. a human or animal body, whether alive or dead.
/kɔːps/
noun
1.
a dead body, esp of a human being; cadaver
verb
2.
(theatre, slang) to laugh or cause to laugh involuntarily or inopportunely while on stage
n.

1540s, variant spelling of corps (q.v.). The -p- originally was silent, as in French, and with some speakers still is. The terminal -e was rare before 19c. Corpse-candle is attested from 1690s.

corpse (kôrps)
n.

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