tappit-hen

[ tap-it-hen ]
/ ˈtæp ɪtˌhɛn /
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noun Scot.

a hen with a crest or topknot.
a tankard, especially a large one, with a knob or ornament projecting from the top of its lid.

Nearby words

  1. tappan, arthur,
  2. tapper,
  3. tappet,
  4. tapping,
  5. tapping up,
  6. taproom,
  7. taproot,
  8. taps,
  9. tapsal-teerie,
  10. tapsalteerie

Origin of tappit-hen

1715–25; tappit (Scots variant of topped; see top1, -ed3) + hen

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Examples from the Web for tappit-hen

  • Their bind was just a Scots pint over-head, and a tappit-hen to the bill, and no man ever saw them the waur o't.

    St. Ronan's Well|Sir Walter Scott


British Dictionary definitions for tappit-hen

tappit-hen

/ (ˈtæpɪtˈhɛn) /

noun Scot

a hen with a crest
a pewter tankard, usually with a distinctive knob on the lid

Word Origin for tappit-hen

C18: from Scottish tappit topped, crested + hen

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