no soap etymology

English word no soap comes from Proto-Indo-European *su-, Proto-Indo-European *seyp-, and later Proto-Germanic *sūpaną (To drink; sip; slurp; gulp.)

Detailed word origin of no soap

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*su- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) pig
*seyp- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*sūpaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To drink; sip; slurp; gulp.
*saipǭ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Soap.
sopa Old English (ang)
sāpe Old English (ang)
sape Middle English (enm)
soap English (eng) (slang, dated) To flatter; to wheedle.. (transitive) To apply soap to in washing.. (transitive, informal) To be discreet about (a topic).. (transitive, informal) To cover, lather or in any other form treat with soap, often as a prank. (chemistry) a metallic salt derived from a fatty acid. (countable, informal). (slang) money, specially when used for bribing purposes. (uncountable) a [...]
no soap English (eng) It is (or was) a failure.

Words with the same origin as no soap

Descendants of *su-
assure ensure homesick seasick sew sewer sewing sick sickbay sickly sickness sicko soak soap sook soup sow suck sucker suction sup supper sure surely survey
Descendants of *seyp-
dish soap docusoap handsoap laundry soap milksop sapon- saponification saponule sebum sieve sievish soap dish soap opera soapbox soapflake soapmaker soaproot soapstock soapsuds soapworks soapy sop suet