Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GEP, n. Also gjep, geb, †gabe.

1. The mouth (Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.). Hence g(j)ep-shot, adj., having the lower jaw projecting beyond the upper (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., gep-, 1897 Jakobsen Old Sh. Dial. 49, gabe-, 1914 Angus Gl., gjep-, Sh. 1954, geb-, g(j)ep-).

2. Tattle, gossip (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928), gep), volubility (Sh. 1914 Angus Gl., gjep).

[Norw. gjep, grimace, mouth, Sw. gepa, to make ugly grimaces; O.N. geip, idle talk, nonsense. The comb. gjep-shot has been formed after gab-shot s.v. Gab, n.1, 4.]

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