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tawpie

[taw-pee]
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noun Scot.
  1. 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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  • He canna bear the tawpie, and doesna like to hae her p'inted oot as his sister.

    The Making of Mary

    Jean Forsyth