gype

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Scots gype (foolish, awkward person) (compare Old Norse geip (nonsense)).

Noun[edit]

gype (plural gypes)

  1. (Ulster) fool; clumsy, awkward person; long-legged person; silly girl

Scots[edit]

Verb[edit]

tae gype (third-person singular simple present gypes, present participle gypin, simple past gypit, past participle gypit)

  1. to stare in a foolish, open-mouthed fashion
  2. to play the fool, make a fool of someone

Noun[edit]

gype (plural gypes)

  1. foolish, awkward person, silly ass, lout

Adjective[edit]

gype (comparative mair gype, superlative maist gype)

  1. very hungry, voracious, ardent, eager
  2. stupid-looking, open-mouthed, amazed