WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
corpse /kɔrps/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a dead body, esp. of a human being.
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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
corpse  (kôrps),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a dead body, usually of a human being.
  2. something no longer useful or viable:rusting corpses of old cars.
  3. [Obs.]a human or animal body, whether alive or dead.
  • 1225–75; Middle English corps; origin, originally spelling, spelled variant of cors corse but the p is now sounded
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged remains, cadaver. See  body. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

corpse /kɔːps/ n
  1. a dead body, esp of a human being; cadaver
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French corps body, from Latin corpus body



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