Definition of thorp in English:

thorp

(also thorpe)

noun

British
  • (in place names) a village or hamlet.

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

thorp

/THôrp/