Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

from 1976 supplement

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CHAP, n.3 Add variant chep-, deriv. chepper (see P.L.D. § 48.1. (3)). Add quot. to 2.: Ork. 18th c.  B. H. Hossack Kirkwall (1900) 114:
Before the chap of five he shall not fail but book him.

4. A roughness in the sea, a choppy sea (Sh., Ags. 1975, chap). Fif. 1884  G. Bruce Reminisc. 186:
There was a very heavy “chapp,” and the crew of four had great difficulty in saving themselves in their boat.
Fif. 1910  :
There's owre muckle chepper on the sea.

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