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Topic: UTENSILS

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Middle Dutch
Origin: schope

scoop

1 noun
     
scoop1 [countable]
1TCN an important or exciting news story that is printed in one newspaper or shown on one television station before any of the others know about it:
a journalist looking for a scoop
scoop
2DFU a round deep spoon for serving food, for example ice cream or mashed potato
3 also scoopfulDFTM an amount of food served with a scoop
scoop of
two scoops of ice cream
4 American English informal information about something:
the inside scoop (=special information that other people do not have) on the markets
what's the scoop? (=used to ask for information or news)
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