Word of the Day Archive
Friday July 13, 2012
A foolish or thoughtless young person.
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
Tawpie comes from the Swedish word tåbe meaning "a simpleton."