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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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LEPPY, adj., n. Also leppsy. Of a bowl or basket: having one side higher than the other, having a drooping mouth. Also used substantively of such a bowl or basket (Ork. 1929 Marw.).Ib.:
A leppy bowl, leppy kazy.

[Adj. formations from Norw. dial. lepe, a lip, drooping flap.]

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"Leppy adj., n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 16 Jun 2024 <>



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