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shilpit

[ shil-pit ]
/ ˈʃɪl pɪt /
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adjective Scot.

(of a person) sickly; puny; feeble.
(of liquor) weak; watery.

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Origin of shilpit

First recorded in 1795–1805; origin uncertain
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  • He pronounced the claret shilpit, and demanded brandy with great vociferation.

  • Im blyth yere come back Miss Ross, and yet Im sorry to see you so shilpit.

    Merkland|Mrs. Oliphant
  • Whatna shilpit man's this that Leevie's gotten for her new jo?

    Doom Castle|Neil Munro

British Dictionary definitions for shilpit

shilpit
/ (ˈʃɪlpɪt) /

adjective

Scot puny; thin; weak-looking
C19: of unknown origin
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