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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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KIPPIE, adj., n. Also kippy, kypie; cuppie (Per. 1915 J. Wilson L. Strathearn 140).

I. adj. Left-handed (Sc. 1887 Jam.; Per. 1902 E.D.D.; em.Sc.(a) 1960).Per.4 1950:
It's awkward tae be kippie handit.

II. n. 1. A left-handed man (Lnk. 1880 Jam., kypie; Per. 1902 E.D.D., 1909 Scotsman (10 May); Per., Fif. 1960); 2. the left hand (Per. 1902 E.D.D.; Per., Fif. 1960).

[Orig. doubtful.]

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"Kippie adj., n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 23 May 2024 <>



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