/ (ˈθræpəl) Scot /


the throat or windpipe


to throttle

Word Origin for thrapple

C18: a variant of earlier thropple, of uncertain origin
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Examples from the Web for thrapple

  • The minnit he seen the man inside in the kitchen, he stuck in his thrapple at wanst.

  • But, luckily, he remembered the goose's thrapple, and he pulled it out of his pocket and whistled through it.

    The Scottish Fairy Book|Elizabeth W. Grierson
  • Man, it seeps doon through your thrapple into your lungs, an' there's nae hoastin' o' it up.

    Betty Grier|Joseph Waugh