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Friday, July 13, 2012

Definitions for tawpie

  1. A foolish or thoughtless young person.

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Citations for tawpie
Do ye no hear me, tawpie? Do ye no hear what I'm tellin' ye? Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Weir of Hermiston
You are just idle tawpies. Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr, Profit and Loss
Origin of tawpie
1720-1730
Tawpie comes from the Swedish word tåbe meaning "a simpleton."
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