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Origin and Meaning of Droop

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Droop
  1. To hang bending downward; to sink or hang down, as an animal, plant, etc., from physical inability or exhaustion, want of nourishment, or the like."The purple flowers droop.""Above her droopeda lamp." [Tennyson.]"I saw him ten days before he died, and observed he began very much to droop and languish." [Swift.]
  2. To grow weak or faint with disappointment, grief, or like causes; to be dispirited or depressed; to languish; as, her spirits drooped ."I'll animate the soldier's drooping courage." [Addison.]
  3. To proceed downward, or toward a close; to decline."Then day drooped." [Tennyson.]

Etymology: Icel. drūpa; akin to E. drop. See Drop

verb Droop
To let droop or sink.
noun Droop
A drooping; as, a droop of the eye.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A shape that sags
  2. Become limp
  3. Droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
  4. Hang loosely or laxly

From Middle English droupen, from Old Norse drúpa.

  1. something which is limp or sagging;
  2. a condition or posture of drooping
    He walked with a discouraged .

droop was also found in the following language(s): Dutch

Notable Persons With the Last Name Droop

Marie Luise Droop was a writer, director, and producer. Marie was given the name Marie Martha Luise Fritsch on January 15th, 1890 in Szczecin. Marie is also known as Marie Louise Droop, Ludwig Fritsch, Fritsch, and Marie Martha Luise. She died on August 22nd, 1959.


John was born on October 4th, 1882. He breathed his last breath on September 26th, 1963.


Fun Facts about the name Droop

  • How unique is the name Droop? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Droop was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Droop: Your name in reverse order is Poord. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Odrop. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Droop born Apr 3, 2018

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Romania approximately on 850. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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