/ (kɜːn) /
Northern English dialect a tightfisted woman
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You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?
Word Origin for nip curn
from nip 1 (to bite) and curn currant; the allusion being that the currant is divided in two to make it go further
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