Word of the Day for Friday, July 13, 2012
tawpie \TAW-pee\, noun:
A foolish or thoughtless young person.
Do ye no hear me, tawpie? Do ye no hear what I'm tellin' ye?
— Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr
Hyde and Weir of Hermiston
You are just idle tawpies.
— Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr, Profit and Loss
Tawpie comes from the Swedish word t??be meaning “a simpleton.”