Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
CARNAPTIOUS, CURNAPTIOUS, Carnapshus, adj. Irritable, quarrelsome, “crabbed or ill-tempered” (Bnff.2, Arg.1 (curnaptious), Kcb.10 1938; Uls. 1880 W. H. Patterson Gl. Ant. and Dwn.). [kɑr′nɑpʃəs, kʌr-]
Gsw. 1931 H. S. Roberton Curdies 114:
That belangt to ane they ca'd Rab Frew, a carnaptious auld deevil he was. Uls.(D) 1879 W. G. Lyttle Readings by Robin 48:
He's a cross carnapshus wee brat, so he is! Dwn. 1901 Ulsterisms in North. Whig:
He is such a curnaptious buddy that he is never at peace but when he is takin' the law of somebody.
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