Wednesday, July 4, 2012

New Word -- for me

tawpie (from Dictionary.Com)

\ TAW-pee \  , noun;

A foolish or thoughtless young person.

 Do ye no hear me, tawpie ? Do ye no hear what I'm tellin' ye?
-- Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Weir of Hermiston
You are just idle tawpies.
-- Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr, Profit and Loss
Tawpie  comes from the Swedish word tåbe  meaning "a simpleton."