New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Sunday, February 25, 2018
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What is the origin of the word 'stoop'?

"Stoop" is from a Dutch word that came to America through New Amersterdam. Dutch word meaning front porch. My reference is the American Heritage Dictionary, saying the word was brought to the Hudson Valley and has spread from there, most commonly used in the Northeast.