One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a troop of tourists’
group, party, band, gang, bevy, body, company, troupe, assemblage, gathering, crowd, throng, horde, pack, drove, flock, swarm, stream, multitude, host, army, cohort
corps, contingent, squad, detachment, unit, detail, patrol
informal bunch, gaggle, crew, posse, load
2troops‘British troops were stationed here during the war’
soldiers, armed forces, service men, men, service women
the services, the army, the military, soldiery
1‘the children trooped behind him’
walk, march, file, straggle
flock, crowd, throng, stream, swarm, surge, spill
2‘Caroline trooped wearily home from work’
trudge, plod, traipse, trail, drag oneself, tramp
North American informal schlep
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