spulzie

1 of 2

verb

spul·​zie
ˈspᵫ̅l(y)i
-ed/-ing/-s
chiefly Scottish

spulzie

2 of 2

noun

"
plural -s
1
chiefly Scottish : an act or instance of unlawfully and violently dispossessing a person of his movables
2
chiefly Scottish : spoil, booty

Word History

Etymology

Verb

alteration (ʒ being taken as z) of earlier spulʒie, from Middle English (Scots) spulʒien, spolyen, from Middle French espoillier

Noun

alteration (ʒ being taken as z) of earlier spulʒie, from Middle English (Scots) spolʒei, from Middle French espoille, espuille

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“Spulzie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spulzie. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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