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jaup

or jawp

[ jawp, jahp ]
/ dʒɔp, dʒɑp /
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noun Scot. and North England.
a splash, spurt, or drop of water.
a spot or stain, as from a splash of water or mud.
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Origin of jaup

First recorded in 1505–15; perhaps akin to jaw2
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How to use jaup in a sentence

  • The door's lockit, an' Jeames Jaup, they tell me 's tane awa' the key.

    Robert Falconer|George MacDonald
  • Mair speed, Alison Jaup, ye'll tak' the wind out of them yet.

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