One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounNorthern English, Scottish
verb[WITH OBJECT]Northern English, Scottish
Sell (something) by auction.‘his effects were rouped’
Middle English (in the sense ‘roar, croak’): of Scandinavian origin; compare with Old Norse raupa ‘boast, brag’.
An infectious disease of poultry affecting the respiratory tract.
Mid 16th century: of unknown origin.
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