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jaup (dʒɔːp)

  1. (tr) Northeast English dialect to strike or smash, esp to break the shell of (an egg) at Easter
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Word Origin for jarp

from Scottish jaup, jawp to dash or splash like water: perhaps of imitative origin
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Historical Examples of jarp

  • He perceives Jarp standing at the wings made up as Binns the Butler.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 98, January 18, 1890


  • She's bitten every finger of mine to the bone, and I'm certain she's quite equal to defending herself against Jarp.