Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
‡FUMPER, v., n. n.Sc. forms and usages of whimper. See P.L.D. §§ 59, 134.
I. v. 1. As in Eng. (Cai.7, Abd.27 1940).
Abd. 1768 A. Ross Helenore 18:
Sair was she catcht, for ilka now an' then, She'd start an' fumper, an' fa' o'er again.
2. To whisper (Cai. 1900 E.D.D.).
II. n. A slight rumour, a whisper of a report.
Cai. 1939 9 :
I hevna heard a fumper o'd.
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