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Fri., July 13, 2012, 2:59 a.m.

Word of the Day

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."


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