threap

verb
\ ˈthrēp How to pronounce threap (audio) \
threaped; threaping; threaps

Definition of threap

transitive verb

1 chiefly Scotland : scold, chide
2 chiefly Scotland : to maintain persistently

First Known Use of threap

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for threap

Middle English threpen, from Old English thrēapian

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