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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STUPE, n. [L., tow; probably allied to stuff.] Cloth or flax dipped in warm medicaments and applied to a hurt or sore; fomentation; sweating bath.
STUPE, v.t. To foment.
STUPE, n. A stupid person. [Not in use.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a person who is not very bright; "The economy, stupid!" [syn: stupid, stupid person, stupe, dullard, dolt, pudding head, pudden-head, poor fish, pillock]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, literally, tow, from Latin stuppa coarse part of flax, tow, from Greek stypp? Date: 14th century a hot wet often medicated cloth applied externally (as to stimulate circulation) II. noun Etymology: short for stupid Date: 1729 a stupid person ; dolt

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. n. & v. --n. a flannel etc. soaked in hot water, wrung out, and applied as a fomentation. --v.tr. treat with this. Etymology: ME f. L f. Gk stupe tow 2. n. sl. a foolish or stupid person.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Stupe Stupe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stuped; p. pr. & vb. n. Stuping.] To foment with a stupe. --Wiseman.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Stupe Stupe, n. [See Stupid.] A stupid person. [Obs.]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. Fomentation, sweating bath. II. v. a. Foment, bathe with warm lotions.



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