- a piece of food, as bread, soaked in milk, gravy, etc.
- something given by way of concession or appeasement
- a bribe
Origin of sopMiddle English soppe from Old English sopp from base of supan: see sup
transitive verbsopped, sop′ping
- to soak, steep, or saturate in or with liquid
- to take up (liquid) by absorption: usually with up
Origin of sopOE soppian < the n.
- to soak (in, into, or through something)
- to be or become thoroughly wet
transitive verbsopped, sop·ping, sops
- To dip, soak, or drench in a liquid; saturate.
- To take up by absorption: sop up water with a paper towel.
- A piece of food soaked or dipped in a liquid.
- a. Something yielded to placate or soothe: remarks that were a sop to conservative voters.b. A bribe.
Origin of sopFrom Middle English soppe bread dipped in liquid from Old English sopp- ( in soppcuppe cup for dipping bread in ); see seuə-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present sops, present participle sopping, simple past and past participle sopped)
- Alternative spelling of Aesop.
sop - Computer Definition
(2) (Super OPerator) An IRC channel administrator who has capabilities below the channel's founder, but higher than automatic operators (AOPs). SOPs can vote for new SOPs and AOPs as well as add and remove AOPs. They provide tech support for the channel and can also ban a user permanently by setting an "akick" (automatic kick). Channel operators earn their status by being involved in the channel. See IRC and AOP.