thrapple

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Corrupted from throttle? See thropple.

Noun[edit]

thrapple (plural thrapples)

  1. (Scotland, Northern England) The throat, especially the windpipe or gullet.
    • 1932, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 42:
      And she said it, she felt like a hen with a stone in its thrapple []
    • 1985, Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, p. 286:
      ...and the old man raised the axe and split the head of John Joel Glanton to the thrapple.

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

thrapple (plural thrapples)

  1. windpipe; throat, gullet