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croup

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English croupe, from Old French croupe (rump, body), from Old Norse kroppr (body, trunk, mass), from Proto-Germanic *kruppaz (body, mass, heap, collection, crop), from Proto-Indo-European *grewb- (to curve, bend, crawl). More at group, crop.

NounEdit

croup (plural croups)

  1. The top of the rump of a horse.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      So light to the croup the fair lady he swung, / So light to the saddle before her he sprung.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Scots croup, croop (the croup), from Scots croup, crowp, croop (to croak, speak hoarsely, murmur, complain), from Old Scots crowp, crope, croap (to call loudly, croak), alteration of rowp, roup, roip, rope (to cry, cry hoarsely, roop), from Middle English roupen, ropen, from Old English hrōpan (to shout, proclaim; cry out, scream, howl), from Proto-Germanic *hrōpaną (to shout), from Proto-Indo-European *ker-, *kor- (to caw, crow). More at roop.

VerbEdit

croup (third-person singular simple present croups, present participle crouping, simple past and past participle crouped)

  1. (obsolete outside dialects) To croak, make a hoarse noise.
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NounEdit

croup (uncountable)

  1. (pathology) An infectious illness of the larynx, especially in young children, causing respiratory difficulty.
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