Definition of stoep in English:



South African
  • A veranda in front of a house.

    • ‘A unique feature are the pillars on the front stoep: they are upside down cannon barrels, painted white.’
    • ‘In South Africa a stoep is a raised veranda on which you sit and watch the world go by.’
    • ‘For years, before I had my stoep enclosed with a roof, swallows, swifts and European starlings nested under the eaves.’
    • ‘Supported by timber trusses and arboreal columns, the restaurant's great monopitch roof recalls the traditional African stoep or veranda.’
    • ‘The farmhouse started as a simple rectangular building with front stoep.’


Afrikaans, from Dutch; related to step.