scelp

[ skelp ]
/ skɛlp /
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noun, verb (used with object) Scot. and North England.


Nearby words

  1. scd,
  2. sce,
  3. sceat,
  4. sceatta,
  5. scedosporium apiospermum,
  6. scena,
  7. scenario,
  8. scenarist,
  9. scenary,
  10. scend

skelp

1

or scelp

[ skelp ]
/ skɛlp /
Scot. and North England

noun

a slap, smack, or blow, especially one given with the open hand.
the sound of such a slap or smack.

verb (used with object)

to slap, smack, or strike (someone), especially on the buttocks; spank.
to drive (animals) by slapping or goading them.

Origin of skelp

1
1350–1400; Middle English; probably imitative

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British Dictionary definitions for scelp

skelp

1
/ (skɛlp) dialect /

verb

(tr) to slap

noun

a slap

Word Origin for skelp

C15: probably of imitative origin

skelp

2
/ (skɛlp) /

noun

sheet or plate metal that has been curved and welded to form a tube

Word Origin for skelp

C19: perhaps from Scottish Gaelic sgealb thin strip of wood

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