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tawpie

[ taw-pee ]
/ ˈtɔ pi /
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noun Scot.
a foolish or thoughtless young person.
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Origin of tawpie

1720–30; tawp- (<Scandinavian; compare Norwegian, tåpe,Swedish tåp,Danish tåbe simpleton, fool) + -ie

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How to use tawpie in a sentence

  • He canna bear the tawpie, and doesna like to hae her p'inted oot as his sister.

    The Making of Mary|Jean Forsyth
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