doup

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doup (plural doups)

  1. (Scotland) The bottom end of something; the human buttocks.
    • 1932, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 16:
      on the eve of Ellison's wedding they took him as he was going into his house and took off his breeks and tarred his dowp and the soles of his feet and stuck feathers on them and then they threw him into the water-trough, as was the custom.
  2. (Scotland) A cigarette butt.
    • 2008, James Kelman, Kieron Smith, Boy, Penguin 2009, p. 53:
      They were getting stuff, empty bottles and doups to smoke, getting matches off men to light them.

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doup (plural doups)

  1. the bottom of an egg-shell
  2. buttocks, arse
    Doupie laddie - Batty boy