from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. South African A small town.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A village or small town; a town considered provincial.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hamlet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small village.


Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch; see treb- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Dutch dorp. (Wiktionary)



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  • '...his ministry was here, here in the wilderness of conscience; this sodden dorp and river midden where he preached each week from a teepee...'

    - Gass, Omensetter's Luck

    March 24, 2013

  • A (Dutch) village; in South Africa, a small town. (Cf. thorp.)

    August 6, 2008