Stoup definition

sto͝op
(ecclesiastical) A basin or font for holy water at the entrance of a church.
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(scots) A bucket or pail.
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(now scot.) A pail or bucket.
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(archaic) A mug or drinking vessel. [from 16th c.]
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A receptacle for holy water, especially a basin set at the entrance of a church. [from 16th c.]
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A drinking vessel, such as a cup or tankard.
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(north eng., now scot.) A drinking cup; tankard.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
stoup
Plural:
stoups

Origin of stoup

  • Middle English stoup bucket, jar from Old Norse staup cup

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

  • From Old Norse staup, from Proto-Germanic *staupo- (> Old English stÄ“ap). See stoop a vessel. More at stop.

    From Wiktionary