[ splawr, splohr ]

  1. a frolic; revel; carousal.

  2. a commotion; disturbance.

Origin of splore

First recorded in 1775–85; perhaps shortening of explore

Words Nearby splore

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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


/ (splɔːr) /

  1. Scot a revel; binge; escapade

Origin of splore

C18: of obscure origin

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