[skelp]Scot. and North England
- a slap, smack, or blow, especially one given with the open hand.
- the sound of such a slap or smack.
- to slap, smack, or strike (someone), especially on the buttocks; spank.
- to drive (animals) by slapping or goading them.
Origin of skelp1
1350–1400; Middle English; probably imitative
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Examples from the Web for scelp
Hain't nary bit o' him missin', so fur as I could see, from his scelp lock, clean down to his frost-bit toe-nail.The Tobacco Tiller
Sarah Bell Hackley
Scelp, skelp, n. long strips of iron used in forming a gun-barrel.
- (tr) to slap
- a slap
C15: probably of imitative origin
- sheet or plate metal that has been curved and welded to form a tube
C19: perhaps from Scottish Gaelic sgealb thin strip of wood
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