roup

roup1
/roohp/, n. Vet. Pathol.
any catarrhal inflammation of the eyes and nasal passages of poultry.
[1800-10; orig. uncert.]
roup2
/roohp/, n.
hoarseness or huskiness.
[1575-85; prob. imit.]
roup3
/rowp/, n., v.t. Scot. and North Eng.
auction (defs. 1, 3).
[1250-1300; ME roupen to cry, shout < ON raupa to boast (or hropa to shout)]

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  • roup|y — «ROO pee», adjective, roup|i|er, roup|i|est. 1. affected with the disease roup. 2. hoarse or husky …   Useful english dictionary

  • Roup — Roup, n. 1. An outcry; hence, a sale of gods by auction. [Scot.] Jamieson. [1913 Webster] To roup, that is, the sale of his crops, was over. J. C. Shairp. [1913 Webster] 2. A disease in poultry. See {Pip}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roup — Roup, v. i. & t. [Cf. AS. hr?pan to cry out, G. rufen, Goth. hr?pian. Cf. {Roop}.] To cry or shout; hence, to sell by auction. [Scot.] Jamieson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roup — roup·et; roup; …   English syllables

  • roup — a word used in Scotland for an auction. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • roup — rüp, rau̇p n any of various respiratory disorders of poultry esp TRICHOMONIASIS (c) …   Medical dictionary

  • roup — [ro͞op] n. [prob. akin to or < MFr roupie, snivel < ?] an infectious disease of poultry, characterized by mucous discharge from the eyes and nasal passages roupy adj. roupier, roupiest …   English World dictionary

  • roup|et — «ROO piht», adjective. Scottish. roupy …   Useful english dictionary

  • roup — A disease of chickens. Hoarseness. An auction sale. See articles of roup …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • roup — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1808 any of various respiratory disorders of poultry …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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