A coop is a small cage or other building used for housing chickens and other birds.(noun)
An example of a coop is where a family would keep their egg laying hens.
Coop is to keep in a confined space.(verb)
An example of coop is keeping a flying bird in a small cage.
See coop in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME coupe, akin to MDu, MLowG kupe, OHG kuofa < L cupa, tub, cask < IE *keup-, hollow, mound: for IE base see coomb
See coop in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English coupe
Origin: , possibly from Middle Dutch kūpe, basket, tub
Origin: , from Germanic *kūpōn
Origin: , possibly from Latin cūpa, cask.
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