Origin: ME loppen < OE loppian, prob. < Scand (as in Norw loppa) < IE *leub-, to peel off, break off, var. of base *leubh- > leaf
See lop in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb lopped lopped, lop·ping, lops
Origin: Perhaps from Middle English loppe, small branches and twigs.
intr. & tr.v. lopped lopped, lop·ping, lops
Origin: Origin unknown.
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