Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CLIPMALABOR, n. 1. “A senseless, silly talker, applied to a thoughtless country wench” (Sc. 1887 Jam.6, Add.); 2. “a girl who does as little work as possible” (Sc. 1911 S.D.D.); 3. “an impudent girl” (Ib.).

[Cf. Slipmalabor and Clip-fart, above.]

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