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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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DAPPERPYE, adj. Variegated, many-coloured.Sc. 1802–3 Minstr. Sc. Border (ed. Scott) II. 141:
Oh, he has pu'd aff his dapperpye coat, The silver buttons glanced bonny.

[The first element is a variant of dapple, O.Sc. dapill, dappled (cf. dapple-grey). For second element cf. pie in piebald from pie, a magpie.]

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"Dapperpye adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 11 Dec 2023 <>



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