tawpie
noun Etymology: of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian tåpe simpleton Date: 1728 chiefly Scottish a foolish or awkward young person

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  • Tawpie — Taupie Tau pie, Tawpie Taw pie, n. [Cf. Icel. t[=o]pi fool, Dan. taabe, Sw. t[*a]p.] A foolish or thoughtless young person, esp. a slothful or slovenly woman. [Scot.] Burns. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tawpie — /taw pee/, n. Scot. a foolish or thoughtless young person. [1720 30; tawp ( < Scand; cf. Norw, tåpe, Sw tåp, Dan tåbe simpleton, fool) + IE] * * * …   Universalium

  • tawpie — noun foolish or awkward youngster …   Wiktionary

  • tawpie — taw·pie …   English syllables

  • tawpie — …   Useful english dictionary

  • tawpy — I. noun see tawpie I II. adjective see tawpie II …   Useful english dictionary

  • Taupie — Tau pie, Tawpie Taw pie, n. [Cf. Icel. t[=o]pi fool, Dan. taabe, Sw. t[*a]p.] A foolish or thoughtless young person, esp. a slothful or slovenly woman. [Scot.] Burns. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tau|pie — «T pee», noun. Scottish. tawpie …   Useful english dictionary

  • taupie — variant of tawpie …   Useful english dictionary

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