splore

[splawr, splohr]
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noun Scot.

a frolic; revel; carousal.
a commotion; disturbance.

Nearby words

  1. splitting,
  2. splitting adz,
  3. splitting field,
  4. splodge,
  5. sploosh,
  6. splosh,
  7. splotch,
  8. splotchy,
  9. splurge,
  10. splutter

Origin of splore

First recorded in 1775–85; perhaps aphetic variant of explore

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Examples from the Web for splore

  • 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

noun

Scot a revel; binge; escapade

Word Origin for splore

C18: of obscure origin

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