shilpit

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See also: shilpie

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Adjective[edit]

shilpit ‎(comparative mair shilpit, superlative maist shilpit)

  1. weak, pinched, or starved in appearance
    • 1942, The Giant Joshua by Maurine Whipple
      . . . he turned from Willie with a faint sting of aversion. Always having miscarriages. A shilpit wife who made a shilpit drink.
  2. "of a sickly white appearance" (A Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language, John Jamieson, University Press for W. & C. Tait, 1825)
  3. weak (as in a drink)
    • 1942, The Giant Joshua by Maurine Whipple
      . . . he turned from Willie with a faint sting of aversion. Always having miscarriages. A shilpit wife who made a shilpit drink.

Noun[edit]

shilpit

  1. "a person trembling always" (A Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language, John Jamieson, University Press for W. & C. Tait, 1825)
    • 1880, White Wings: A Yachting Romance" chapter XLVII "After the Gale" by William Black, Harper's New MOnthly Magazine
      Dear me, what a shilpit bit thing ye were when I first saw he about three months ago! And now I dare say ye are just as hungry as a hawk with walking up and down the deck in the sea-air.