Main definitions of stupe in English

: stupe1stupe2

stupe1

Pronunciation /st(y)o͞op/ /st(j)up/

noun

archaic
  • A piece of soft cloth or absorbent cotton dipped in hot water and used to make a poultice.

transitive verb

[with object]archaic
  • Treat with a stupe.

Origin

Late Middle English (as a noun): via Latin from Greek stupē.

Pronunciation

stupe

/st(y)o͞op/ /st(j)up/

Main definitions of stupe in English

: stupe1stupe2

stupe2

Pronunciation /st(y)o͞op/ /st(j)up/

noun

informal
  • A stupid person.

    ‘it was a show for epsilon-minus stupes’
    idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clod

Origin

Mid 18th century abbreviation of stupid.

Pronunciation

stupe

/st(y)o͞op/ /st(j)up/