[ shil-pit ]
/ ˈʃɪl pɪt /
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(of a person) sickly; puny; feeble.
(of liquor) weak; watery.
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Origin of shilpit
First recorded in 1795–1805; origin uncertain
Words nearby shilpit
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Example sentences from the Web for shilpit
He pronounced the claret shilpit, and demanded brandy with great vociferation.Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete|Sir Walter Scott
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
/ (ˈʃɪlpɪt) /
Scot puny; thin; weak-looking
Word Origin for shilpit
C19: of unknown origin
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