Origin of roupprobably akin to or from Middle French roupie, snivel from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
Origin of roupOrigin unknown
(third-person singular simple present roups, present participle rouping, simple past and past participle rouped)
- To cry or shout
- (Scotland) To sell by auction.
- An outcry.
- (Scotland) A sale of goods by auction.
Possibly from Old English hrÅpan (“to cry out"), compare German rufen.