Scots tappit, alteration of English topped
1721, in the meaning defined above
“Tappit hen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tappit%20hen. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.
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