Stupe
Stupe Stupe, n. [L. stupa, or better stuppa, tow. Cf. {Stop}, v. t.] (Med.) Cloth or flax dipped in warm water or medicaments and applied to a hurt or sore. [1913 Webster]

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  • Stupe — Stupe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stuped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stuping}.] To foment with a stupe. Wiseman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stupe — Stupe, n. [See {Stupid}.] A stupid person. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stupe — stupe1 [sto͞op] n. [< L stupa, stuppa, tow: see STOP] Med. a soft cloth dipped in hot water, wrung dry, often medicated, and applied to the body as a compress stupe2 [sto͞op] n. Slang a stupid person …   English World dictionary

  • stupe — A compress or cloth wrung out of hot water, usually impregnated with turpentine or other irritant, applied to the surface to produce counterirritation. [L. stupa, oakum, tow] * * * stupe st(y)üp n a hot wet often medicated cloth applied… …   Medical dictionary

  • stupe — noun: an idiot, someone whose stupidity defies explanation. Made famous by my dad. Look at this guy. He s been driving for 20 miles with his left turn signal on. What a stupe! or Can you believe this stupe? …   Dictionary of american slang

  • stupe — noun: an idiot, someone whose stupidity defies explanation. Made famous by my dad. Look at this guy. He s been driving for 20 miles with his left turn signal on. What a stupe! or Can you believe this stupe? …   Dictionary of american slang

  • stupe — noun a) A stupid person or (rarely) thing. He thinks Santa lives at the South Pole? What a stupe! b) a hot, wet medicated cloth or sponge applied externally <! …   Wiktionary

  • stupe — n A stupid or foolish person. Don t tell that stupe anything; he ll spill the beans to anyone who asks. 1820s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • stupe — stupe1 [stju:p] archaic noun a piece of soft cloth or cotton wool dipped in hot water and used to make a poultice. verb treat with such a poultice. Origin ME: via L. from Gk stupē. stupe2 [stju:p] noun informal a stupid person …   English new terms dictionary

  • stupe — I [[t]stup, styup[/t]] n. a hot, wet cloth applied to the skin as a counterirritant • Etymology: 1350–1400; < L stuppa < Gk stýppē flax, hemp II stupe [[t]stup[/t]] n. sts sl. a stupid person • Etymology: 1755–65; by shortening of stupid …   From formal English to slang

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