a variant spelling of threap

Nearby words

  1. three-wattled bellbird,
  2. three-way,
  3. three-way bulb,
  4. three-wheeler,
  5. threefold,
  6. threepence,
  7. threepenny,
  8. threepenny bit,
  9. threes and eights,
  10. threescore

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Examples from the Web for threep

  • Threep and argue as we may, you and I are both mortals—more's the pity.

    The Parisians, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Mess, lads, but he'd be a reet good Parli'ment man to threep about the nation.

    A Son of Hagar|Sir Hall Caine
  • Thrape or threep; to assert vehemently, boldly, and in a manner not to brook contradiction.

  • He will keep up his threep like a gamecock till he dies with it in his last crow.

    Playing With Fire|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr