tappit hen

noun

tap·​pit hen ˈta-pət- How to pronounce tappit hen (audio)
Scotland
: a drinking vessel with a knob on the lid

Word History

Etymology

Scots tappit, alteration of English topped

First Known Use

1721, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tappit hen was in 1721

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Cite this Entry

“Tappit hen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tappit%20hen. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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