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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English stopple, stoppel, stoppell, partly from Old French estopail, estopaille, and partly equivalent to stop +‎ -le.

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NounEdit

stopple (plural stopples)

  1. A plug; a stopper.

VerbEdit

stopple (third-person singular simple present stopples, present participle stoppling, simple past and past participle stoppled)

  1. (transitive) To plug; to stop up.
    • 1605, William Shakespeare, King Lear V.iii
      Shut your mouth, dame, / Or with this paper shall I stopple it.

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