Stoop Definition

sto͝op
stooped, stooping, stoops
verb
stooped, stooping, stoops
To bend (the head, etc.) forward.
Webster's New World
To carry the head and shoulders or the upper part of the body habitually bent forward.
Webster's New World
To condescend, or deign.
Webster's New World
To bend the body forward or in a crouch.
Webster's New World
To demean or degrade oneself.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
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noun
stoops
The act or position of stooping the body, esp. habitually.
Webster's New World
The act of condescending.
Webster's New World
A forward bending of the head and upper back, especially when habitual.
Walked with a stoop.
American Heritage
An act of self-abasement or condescension.
American Heritage
A swoop, as by a hawk at prey.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
stoupstoep
Antonyms:
straightening
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Other Word Forms of Stoop

Noun

Singular:
stoop
Plural:
stoops

Origin of Stoop

  • From Dutch stoep (“platform", "pavement"). Cognate with English "step".

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old English stÅ«pian (“to bow, to bend"). Compare steep.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English stoupen from Old English stūpian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Dutch stoep front veranda from Middle Dutch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old Norse stolpe

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English stope

    From Wiktionary

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