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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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JIRP, v., n. [I.Sc. tʃɪrp]

I. v. To make a squelching noise when wet; to become sodden (I.Sc. 1959).Ork. 1912 Old-Lore Misc. V. ii. 55:
When the straw bedding of young calves was all wet or “jirpan wi' weet” it was said to be “a' i a sirpis”.

II. n. The sound made by shoes worn when full of water (I.Sc. 1959).

[Imitative. Cf. Jirg, v.1, n.1]

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