Definitions

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  • n. fool; clumsy, awkward person; long-legged person; silly girl

Etymologies

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From Scots gype ("foolish, awkward person") (compare Old Norse geip ("nonsense")).

Examples

  • Tugging the boys after her in the manner of a tow-boat, she thumped past her father and "that gype, McKinstry, colloging over their bits of rock," indignation in every twist of her square shoulders.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 67, May, 1863

  • An 'what 's ten times mair exterord'nar, there's the Duke o' Gordon jist lattin 'the gype tak 's wull o' the hoose a 'his grace's ain forbears!

    Malcolm

  • Anyway I'm lying there feeling foolish and winded when out of the corner of my eye I see that gype Matty climbing up towards me.

    planet.journals.ie

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  • The Scot has his kilts and his pipes

    And names for the scorn-worthy types:

    The treacherous skellums

    And obnoxious blellums,

    Ungainly and foolhardy gypes.

    April 21, 2017