Meaning of thorp in English:


Pronunciation /θɔːp/


(also thorpe)
in place names
  • A village or hamlet.

    • ‘The lesser topographical names like thorpe, and in Norwegian-dominated areas thwaite, were marginal settlements and clearings.’
    • ‘The most obvious evidence of a Scandinavian presence is preserved in place names, notably those ending in by or thorpe.’
    • ‘Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, and to a lesser extent East Anglia, are full of place-names ending in by, thorp, and other Scandinavian elements.’


Old English thorp, throp, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch dorp and German Dorf.