Dorp vs Thorpe - What's the difference?

dorp | thorpe |


As nouns the difference between dorp and thorpe

is that dorp is a village or small town; a town considered provincial while thorpe is (dated) a group of houses in the country; a small village; a hamlet; a dorp.

dorp

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A village or small town; a town considered provincial.
  • *1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 186:
  • *:I took on a case in the little dorp of Villiers in the Orange Free State.
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    thorpe

    English

    Alternative forms

    * thorp

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (dated) A group of houses in the country; a small village; a hamlet; a dorp.
  • * Tennyson
  • Then thorpe and byre arose in fire.

    Usage notes

    * Survives as a part of many English placenames.

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