Main definitions of roup in English

: roup1roup2

roup1

noun

Scottish, Northern English
  • An auction.

verb

[with object]Scottish, Northern English
  • Sell (something) by auction.

    ‘his effects were rouped’

Origin

Middle English (in the sense ‘roar, croak’): of Scandinavian origin; compare with Old Norse raupa ‘boast, brag’.

Pronunciation

roup

/raʊp/

Main definitions of roup in English

: roup1roup2

roup2

noun

mass noun
  • An infectious disease of poultry affecting the respiratory tract.

Origin

Mid 16th century: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

roup

/ruːp/