See also: GORP
Alternative forms edit
The Oxford English Dictionary cites a 1913 reference to the verb gorp (“to eat greedily”). The occasionally theorised "good old raisins and peanuts" or "granola, oats, raisins, peanuts" are probably backronyms.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡɔɹp/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡɔːp/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)p
- A loose mixture of dried fruit, nuts, frequently salt, and sometimes other ingredients; designed as an energy supplement for use while hiking, climbing, canoeing, etc.
- 1974, Sue Ellin Browder, The American Biking Atlas & Touring Guide, Workman Pub. Co., →ISBN, page XXIII:
- Before you take off, pack food for picnics and snacks. Experienced biking adventurers usually fill a plastic bag with a quick-energy concoction called "gorp" (good-old-raisins-and-peanuts). Create your own gorp according to taste.
- 1996 September 24, Brian M. Parks, “gorp”, in rec.backcountry (Usenet):
- i also take some cheese and hard salami and crackers which are normally not contained in gorp to give even more variety. variety is the key here, and a bag of gorp curtails this.....unless of course you wish to pack ten different varieties of gorp with you :^)
Derived terms edit
Further reading edit
- “gorp”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–present.
- “gorp”, in Collins English Dictionary.