To stoop is to bend over, or to do something that is demeaning or below your status.(verb)
The definition of a stoop is a flat area at the front door of a house, often with steps below used for sitting.(noun)
An example of a stoop is where a person could sit to talk to neighbors as they walked by.
See stoop in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME stupen < OE stupian, akin to ON stūpa < IE *(s)teup- < base *(s)teu-, to strike > stock
Origin: Du stoep, akin to Ger stufe: for IE base see step
See stoop in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb stooped, stoop·ing, stoops verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English stoupen
Origin: , from Old English stūpian.
Origin: Dutch stoep, front verandah
Origin: , from Middle Dutch. Regional Note: Originally brought to the Hudson Valley of New York by settlers from the Netherlands, a few items of Dutch vocabulary have survived there from colonial times until the present. Stoop, “a small porch,” comes from Dutch stoep; this word is now in general use in the Northeast and is probably spreading. The word olicook, which appears to be dying out, means “doughnut,” and comes from Dutch oliekoek—literally, “oil cake.” And the Dutch word kill for a small running stream is used throughout New York State.
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