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shilpit

[shil-pit]
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adjective Scot.
  1. (of a person) sickly; puny; feeble.
  2. (of liquor) weak; watery.
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Origin of shilpit

First recorded in 1795–1805; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for shilpit

Historical Examples

  • Whatna shilpit man's this that Leevie's gotten for her new jo?

    Doom Castle

    Neil Munro

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

    Merkland

    Mrs. Oliphant


British Dictionary definitions for shilpit

shilpit

adjective
  1. Scot puny; thin; weak-looking
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Word Origin

C19: of unknown origin
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