chelp

/ (tʃɛlp) /


verb(intr) Northern English and Midland English dialect
  1. (esp of women or children) to chatter or speak out of turn: she's always chelping at the teacher

  2. (of birds) to squeak or chirp

Origin of chelp

1
C19: perhaps from ch (irp) + (y) elp

Words Nearby chelp

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How to use chelp in a sentence

  • Ha'e much more o' thy chelp, my young jockey, an' I'll rattle my fist about thee.

    Sons and Lovers | David Herbert Lawrence