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Friday, July 13, 2012

tawpie

\TAW-pee\ , noun;
1.
A foolish or thoughtless young person.
Quotes:
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:
Tawpie comes from the Swedish word tåbe meaning "a simpleton."
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