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/kup (not kuwp)/ (Black); cup /kop/ (Nassau, Long) [/kup/ is also found in the US where it is the preferred pronunciation in the South (Kenyon and Knott)] n. 1. a chicken coop: 1832.9 Tur­keys, 2 Cups* of Foules (*coops—ed.) (Farquhar­son 44). cf. COOB

2. a pigsty. (Eleu.)

◊Note that in Brit. dial. North, cup is pronounced /kup/; hypercorrection could have changed /kup/ to /kop/.

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Last update: 2012-01-14 16:33
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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