Etymology
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sop (n.)

Old English sopp- "bread soaked in some liquid," (in soppcuppe "cup into which sops are put"), from Proto-Germanic *supp-, related to Old English verb suppan (see sup (v.2)), probably reinforced by Old French soupe (see soup (n.)). Meaning "something given to appease" is from 1660s, a reference to the sops given by the Sibyl to Cerberus in the "Aeneid."

sop (v.)

Old English soppian, from the source of sop (n.). Related: Sopped; sopping.

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Definitions of sop
1
sop (v.)
give a conciliatory gift or bribe to;
sop (v.)
be or become thoroughly soaked or saturated with a liquid;
Synonyms: soak through
sop (v.)
dip into liquid;
sop bread into the sauce
sop (v.)
cover with liquid; pour liquid onto;
Synonyms: drench / douse / dowse / soak / souse
2
sop (n.)
piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid;
Synonyms: sops
sop (n.)
a concession given to mollify or placate;
the offer was a sop to my feelings
sop (n.)
a prescribed procedure to be followed routinely;
Synonyms: standing operating procedure / standard operating procedure / standard procedure
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