Scot. and North England
[ threep ]
/ θrip /
an argument; quarrel.
a hostile charge; accusation.
verb (used with object)
to rebuke; scold.
verb (used without object)
to argue; bicker.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby threap
Origin of threap
before 900; (v.) Middle English threpen, Old English thrēapian to blame; (noun) Middle English threp(e), derivative of the v.
OTHER WORDS FROM threapthreap·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for threap
/ (θriːp) /
verb (tr) Scot and Northern English dialect
Derived forms of threapthreaper or threeper, noun
Word Origin for threap
Old English thrēapian to blame; related to Old Frisian thrūwa, Old High German threwen, Old Norse threa
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