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What is the meaning of "op=op"??

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Hi everyone! Hallo allemaal! could someone please be kind and explain me what is the meaning of "op=op"? I am in the Netherlands and I see it in a lot of shop windows. Dank je wel! This country is awesome!!

3 years ago

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It is used when there is a discount on stuff in the store and it basically means "buy this quickly before someone else does, because when it is sold out we won't get anymore of it and you missed your chance".

3 years ago

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Basically it's a clearance sale? In England we'd say "once it's gone, it's gone" :P

3 years ago

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Yes, that exactly :)

3 years ago

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And 'op' can be translated as 'it is all sold' in this context, not as 'on something'

3 years ago

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ohh it's used when is there a discount?? so this is great news!! dank je wel

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Pretty much always used when there is some sort of discount, though there are always some annoying stores that use it to lure people in the store

3 years ago

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There's a store that sells suits in Toronto that has had a "store closing sale" sign in the window since I started university, and I think it still has that same sign up.

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Hahaha, like that yeah. Some stores tend to do that XD

3 years ago

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Just wondering, I know Google Translate is not necessarily reliable, but I put "op=op" into the translation box and its returns "gone =" as the translation.

Op, by itself can also mean 'up', as well as (according to Google Translate) apparently as an adjective:

  • played-out (geru├»neerd, uitgeput, op)
  • spent (uitgeput, op)
  • exhausted (uitgeput, uitverkocht, op)
  • perished (uitgeput, op)

Would you know the particular origin for "op=op"? Is it akin to saying, 'when it's up, it's up' (aka time to buy is up), or is it related to one or other of its suggested meanings as an adjective, above? Or is its meaning simply associated with the symbol?

3 years ago

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Try "op is op". The = symbol is pronounced as is, it just looks snazzy in store windows. Just like they will use % symbols instead of writing 'percent'.

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In this case, it refers to the exhausted meaning. Meaning empty. No more. Gone. Op. I think the full word used to be 'opgebruikt' (used up) but we got lazy and just shortened it.

We say it to kids too when they've finished their food, usually as 'opperdepop' because it sounds funny.

So op=op basically means, when it's gone, it's gone.

3 years ago
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