stupe

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stupe 1

 (sto͞op, styo͞op)
n.
A hot, wet, often medicated cloth used as a compress.

[Middle English, from Latin stuppa, stūpa, tow, from Greek stuppē, stupeion, coarse fiber of hemp or flax.]

stupe 2

 (sto͞op, styo͞op)
n. Slang
A stupid person.

[Short for stupid.]

stupe

(stjuːp)
n
(Medicine) med a hot damp cloth, usually sprinkled with an irritant, applied to the body to relieve pain by counterirritation
[C14: from Latin stuppa flax, from Greek stuppē]

stupe

(stjuːp)
n
slang US a stupid person; clot

stupe1

(stup, styup)

n.
a hot, wet cloth applied to the skin as a counterirritant.
[1350–1400; < Latin stuppa < Greek stýppē flax, hemp]

stupe2

(stup)

n.
Slang. a stupid person.
[1755–65; by shortening of stupid]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stupe - a person who is not very brightstupe - a person who is not very bright; "The economy, stupid!"
berk - a stupid person who is easy to take advantage of
blockhead, bonehead, dumbass, dunce, dunderhead, fuckhead, hammerhead, knucklehead, loggerhead, lunkhead, muttonhead, numskull, shithead - a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
klutz - (Yiddish) a clumsy dolt
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense
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17) Scatological language is echoed at other points in the text: curris, stupes, satagis, tamquam mus in matella (58); and sed cum mulsi pultarium obduxi, frigori laecasin dico (42).
They are jumping too soon or too late and hitting the posts and radial bars, doing cartoon climbs up each other's back, and what kind of stupes must they look like to people at the hot dog stand on the other side of the turnstiles, what kind of awful screwups--a line of mostly men beginning to glance this way, jaws working at the sweaty meat and grease bubbles flurrying on their tongues, the gent at the far end going dead-still except for a hand that produces automatic movement, swabbing on mustard with a brush.
Billed as "Wayne's World" meets "Network," pic is conceptually closer to "Airheads," except this time the nice "terrorists" aren't meant to be total stupes.