Monday, May 04, 2009

The Word-Hoard: Fipple

Fipple: The underlip. "See how he hangs his fipple." (John Brockett's Glossary of North Country Words, 1825); The underlip in men and animals, when it hangs down large and loose. "To hang one's fipple," to look disappointed, discontented, or sulky; also, to weep. (John Jamieson's Scottish Etymological Dictionary, 1808)

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