yeepsen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English yespon (a measure of volume equivalent to that contained in a person’s hands cupped together), ȝespon, ȝespen, ȝispon. See yepsen for more.

Noun[edit]

yeepsen (plural yeepsens)

  1. (obsolete, Essex) Anything that can be held in two hands; a double handful.

References[edit]

  • 1731, Nathan Bailey, An universal etymological English dictionary.