[ taw-pee ]
/ ˈtɔ pi /
a foolish or thoughtless young person.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
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Origin of tawpie
1720–30; tawp- (<Scandinavian; compare Norwegian, tåpe,Swedish tåp,Danish tåbe simpleton, fool) + -ie
Words nearby tawpie
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Example sentences 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