taw·​pie ˈtȯ-pē How to pronounce tawpie (audio)
chiefly Scotland
: a foolish or awkward young person

Word History


of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian tåpe simpleton

First Known Use

1728, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tawpie was in 1728

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“Tawpie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tawpie. Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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