Definition of scopperil
1 dialectal, chiefly England : a spinning top
2 dialectal, chiefly England : a restless active creature
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Origin and Etymology of scopperil
Middle English scoprelle, scoperelle, perhaps of Germanic origin; akin to Icelandic skopparakringla top (toy), skoppa to run, jump, spin, Old Swedish skuppa, skoppa to run, jump; perhaps akin to Old English scūfan, scēofan to shove — more at shove
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