jawp

[jawp, jahp]
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noun Scot. and North England.


jaup

or jawp

[jawp, jahp]

noun Scot. and North England.

a splash, spurt, or drop of water.
a spot or stain, as from a splash of water or mud.

Origin of jaup

First recorded in 1505–15; perhaps akin to jaw2
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Examples from the Web for jawp

Historical Examples of jawp

  • But, for a that, our ain kith and kin, Beenie—we maun jook and let the jawp gae bye.

    The Entail

    John Galt