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splore

[ splawr, splohr ]
/ splɔr, sploʊr /
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noun Scot.
a frolic; revel; carousal.
a commotion; disturbance.
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Origin of splore

First recorded in 1775–85; perhaps shortening of explore
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How to use splore in a sentence

  • If we had not the recreation now and then of a bit splore with the sword, we should be lazily rotting to decay.

    John Splendid|Neil Munro
  • So, Mr. Errol continued the splore, and smoked the Turk's head.

    Two Knapsacks|John Campbell
  • She saw me, and kend me in the splore, for the mask fell frae my face for a blink.

    The Black Dwarf|Sir Walter Scott

British Dictionary definitions for splore

splore
/ (splɔːr) /

noun
Scot a revel; binge; escapade

Word Origin for splore

C18: of obscure origin
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