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tawpie

[taw-pee] /ˈtɔ pi/
noun, Scot.
1.
a foolish or thoughtless young person.
Origin of tawpie
1720-1730
1720-30; tawp- (< Scandinavian; compare Norwegian, tåpe, Swedish tåp, Danish tåbe simpleton, fool) + -ie
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  • He canna bear the tawpie, and doesna like to hae her p'inted oot as his sister.

    The Making of Mary Jean Forsyth

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