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PronunciationEdit

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  • Rhymes: -ɒp

Etymology 1Edit

Same as strap (which see); recorded in English since 1702.

NounEdit

strop (plural strops)

  1. A strap; more specifically a piece of leather or a substitute (notably canvas), or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for honing a razor, in this sense also called razor strop.
  2. (Britain) A bad mood or temper (see stroppy.)
  3. (nautical) A piece of rope spliced into a circular wreath, and put round a block for hanging it.
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strop (third-person singular simple present strops, present participle stropping, simple past and past participle stropped)

  1. (obsolete) To strap.
  2. (recorded since 1842; now most used) To hone (a razor) with a strop.
    One should strop the razor before each shave.
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Etymology 2Edit

 
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From apostrophe, due to use of apostrophes as single quotation marks to indicate boldface in ALGOL 60.[1] Other methods were used, especially in ALGOL 68, where the earlier matched apostrophes were no longer common,[2] and the term became used more generally for any such method.

VerbEdit

strop (third-person singular simple present strops, present participle stropping, simple past and past participle stropped)

  1. (computing) To mark a sequence of letters syntactically as having a special property, such as being a keyword, e.g. by enclosing in apostrophes as in 'foo' or writing in uppercase as in FOO.

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

strop (plural strops)

  1. (slang) A poor-quality or unsaleable diamond.
    • 2005, Renée Rose Shield, Diamond Stories: Enduring Change on 47th Street (page 156)
      [] he almost fell out of the phone booth laughing and said to her, 'Boy, did my son buy a strop! Did he get stuck!'

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Proceedings of an International Conference on ALGOL 68 Implementation: Department of Computer Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, June 18-20, 1974, ed. Peter R. King, University of Manitoba. Dept. of Computer Science, p. 148 – More serious problems are posed by "stropping," the technique used to distinguish boldface text from roman text. Some implementations demand apostrophes around boldface (whence the name stropping); others require backspacing and underlining; ...
  2. ^ Revised Report on the Algorithmic Language ALGOL 68, p. 123, footnote

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EtymologyEdit

Probably from Latin stroppus[1], from Ancient Greek στρόφος (stróphos, rope), from στρέφω (stréphō, to twist).

NounEdit

strop n (plural stroapi or stroape)

  1. pole
  2. stick
  3. (figuratively) beating

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CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *stropъ. Compare obsolete Bulgarian строп (strop, floor, storey), Serbo-Croatian strȍp (which may be borrowed from Czech).

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strop m

  1. ceiling

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DanishEdit

NounEdit

strop c (singular definite stroppen, plural indefinite stropper)

  1. strap
  2. loop
  3. hanger

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DutchEdit

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strop m (plural stroppen, diminutive stropje n)

  1. A noose
  2. (by metonymy) hanging (execution)
  3. (figuratively) bad luck, loss
  4. A loop
  5. A rascal, brat

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PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *stropъ.

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strop m inan

  1. (construction) ceiling
  2. (geology) roof (the upper part of a cavity)

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Further readingEdit

  • strop in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • strop in Polish dictionaries at PWN

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From stropi.

NounEdit

strop m (plural stropi)

  1. drop; droplet (of liquid)
  2. (figuratively) a small quantity of something, such as a grain

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *stropъ.

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strȍp m (Cyrillic spelling стро̏п)

  1. A ceiling

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SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *stropъ.

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NounEdit

strȍp m inan

  1. ceiling (highest portion of room)

InflectionEdit

Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. stròp
gen. sing. strôpa
singular dual plural
nominative stròp strôpa strôpi
accusative stròp strôpa strôpe
genitive strôpa strôpov strôpov
dative strôpu strôpoma strôpom
locative strôpu strôpih strôpih
instrumental strôpom strôpoma strôpi

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