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terp

See also: TERP

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Shortening of interpreter.

NounEdit

terp (plural terps)

  1. (military or Deaf, slang) An interpreter (translator).
    • 2003 November 27, Paul Watson, “Losing Its Few Good Men”, in the Los Angeles Times:
      But for troops in the new Afghan army, there is a particular irritant: Afghan interpreters working with U.S. soldiers — called terps by troops in the field — can earn more than an Afghan army officer.
  2. (computing, slang) An interpreter (program that parses and executes another program).
    • 2009, "Dannii", IF System Idea (on newsgroup rec.arts.int-fiction)
      As far as I know all the TADS terps are just ports of the original.

Etymology 2Edit

Shortening of terpene.

NounEdit

terp (plural terps)

  1. Any of various essential oils containing monoterpene alcohols which are added to a henna mix to darken the color.

VerbEdit

terp (third-person singular simple present terps, present participle terping, simple past and past participle terped)

  1. (transitive) To add such an essential oil to (a henna mix).

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DutchEdit

Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from West Frisian.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

terp m (plural terpen, diminutive terpje n)

  1. artificial mound or hillock used as shelter during high tide

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West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *þurpą, *þrepą (village, farmstead, troop), from Proto-Indo-European *trab-, *treb- (dwelling, room). Cognate with North Frisian torp, terp (village, fallow), Dutch dorp (village), German Dorf (hamlet, village, town), Danish torp (village), Swedish torp (farm, cottage, croft), Icelandic þorp (village, farm), Latin trabs (beam, rafter, roof), Lithuanian trōbà (farmhouse), Welsh tref (town), Albanian trevë (country, region, village).

NounEdit

terp c (plural terpen, diminutive terpke)

  1. artificial mound or hillock used as shelter during high tide
  2. (archaic) village; nowadays replaced by doarp, which is of Dutch origin