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Definition of thorpe:

  1. A group of houses in the country; a small village; a hamlet; a dorp; - now chiefly occurring in names of places and persons; as, Althorp, Mablethorpe.


james francis thorpe, Jim Thorpe.

Usage examples:

  • Edgar Thorpe, 8 years of age.

    - "Anecdotes & Incidents of the Deaf and Dumb", W. R. Roe.
  • Thorpe sat it out.

    - "A Daughter of the Vine", Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton.
  • It's in the papers this evening- Biggles, Thorpe and Biggles- you'll see it.

    - "Will Warburton", George Gissing.