Hop is defined as to make a short leap or bounce.(verb)
An example of to hop is to jump from one square of a hopscotch board to another.
The definition of a hop is a short leap or bounce.(noun)
An example of a hop is a frog's tiny jump from one pebble to the next.
See hop in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME hoppen < OE hoppian, akin to Ger hüpfen < IE *keub- < base *keu-, to bend, curve > hip, L cumbere, to lie: basic sense prob. “to bend forward”
Origin: LME hoppe < MDu, akin to Ger hopfen
See hop in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb hopped hopped, hop·ping, hops verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English hoppen
Origin: , from Old English hoppian.
Origin: Middle English hoppe
Origin: , from Middle Dutch.
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