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DJ's husband not knowing what a stoop was got me curious. So I looked it up in my trusty on-line dictionary. I almost gave up because the first meaning was a verb 'to bend over at the knees'. The second was a noun, but it meant the act of stooping. But ah, the 3rd is it. Shows the Dutch influence on all us former New Amsterdamers. Maybe New Yawk is only place got stoops.

Main Entry: 3stoop
Function: noun
Etymology: Dutch stoep; akin to Old English stępe step -- more at STEP
Date: 1755
: a porch, platform, entrance stairway, or small veranda at a house door

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