tawpie

[ taw-pee ]
/ ˈtɔ pi /
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noun Scot.

a foolish or thoughtless young person.

Nearby words

  1. tawney,
  2. tawney, richard henry,
  3. tawny,
  4. tawny owl,
  5. tawny pipit,
  6. taws,
  7. tawse,
  8. tax,
  9. tax avoidance,
  10. tax break

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