- sope (obsolete)
Cognate with Scots saip, sape (“soap”), West Frisian sjippe (“soap”), Dutch zeep (“soap”), Low German sepe (“soap”), German Seife (“soap”), Swedish såpa (“soap”), Icelandic sápa (“soap”). Related also to Old English sāp (“amber, resin, pomade, unguent”), Latin sēbum (“tallow, fat, grease”) and sāpō (“soap”). See seep.
- (General American) IPA(key): /soʊp/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /səʊp/
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- Rhymes: -əʊp
- (uncountable) a substance able to mix with both oil and water, used for cleaning, often in the form of a solid bar or in liquid form, derived from fats or made synthetically
I tried washing my hands with soap, but the stain wouldn't go away.
- (chemistry) a metallic salt derived from a fatty acid
- a flattery or excessively complacent conversation
- (slang) money, specially when used for bribing purposes
- (countable, informal) Short for soap opera.
- (countable, informal) Short for soaper.
- (transitive) To apply soap to in washing.
Be sure to soap yourself well before rinsing.
- (transitive, informal) To cover, lather or in any other form treat with soap, often as a prank.
Those kids soaped my windows!
- (transitive, informal) To be discreet about (a topic).
- (slang, dated) To flatter; to wheedle.
- soap opera, soap