Gloppen meaning

(intransitive, UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To be in fear; gaze in alarm or astonishment; look downcast.

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(UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To terrify; astonish; surprise.

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Origin of gloppen

  • From Middle English glopnen, from Old Norse glúpna (“to frighten, grieve, look downcast”), from Proto-Germanic *glupnōną (“to frighten, cause to stare”), from Proto-Indo-European *ghlub(h)- (“to yawn, gape”). Cognate with Icelandic glúpna (“to put to shame”). More at glope.
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