Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GOWP, v.4 Also goup. To scoop, lave with the hands, to hollow out (Per. 1900 E.D.D.; Sh., ne.Sc., Ags., Per., m.Lth. 1955); to guddle for trout (Bwk., Slk. 1955). Also in Yks. dial. wm.Sc. 1874  in D. Macleod Poets Lennox (1889) 148:
He dipt yae plate deep in the water, forsooth, 'Stead o' goupin' it up wi' his hands.

[A back-formation from Gowpen.]

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