adjective Scot.

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

Origin of shilpit

First recorded in 1795–1805; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for shilpit

Historical Examples of shilpit

  • 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.


    Mrs. Oliphant

British Dictionary definitions for shilpit



Scot puny; thin; weak-looking

Word Origin for shilpit

C19: of unknown origin
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