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Language: Old English
Origin: 'leather band for tying an oar', from Latin struppus 'band, strap', from Greek strophos 'twisted band'

strop

noun
     
strop [countable]
1DCB a narrow piece of leather used for making a razor sharp
2

in a strop

British English informal annoyed about something:
She's a nice person but she just gets in a strop so easily.

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