tawpie

[ taw-pee ]
/ ˈtɔ pi /

noun Scot.

a foolish or thoughtless young person.

Origin of tawpie

1720–30; tawp- (< Scandinavian; compare Norwegian, tåpe, Swedish tåp, Danish tåbe simpleton, fool) + -ie
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Examples from the Web for tawpie

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

    The Making of Mary|Jean Forsyth