tappit hen

noun
tap·​pit hen | \ ˈta-pət- How to pronounce tappit hen (audio) \

Definition of tappit hen

Scotland
: a drinking vessel with a knob on the lid

First Known Use of tappit hen

1721, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tappit hen

Scots tappit, alteration of English topped

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“Tappit hen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tappit%20hen. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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