Definition of Hirple

1. Verb. (intransitive Scotland northern UK) to walk with a limp, to drag a limb, to walk lamely; to move with a gait somewhere between walking and crawling. ¹



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Definition of Hirple

1. to limp [v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES] - See also: limp

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hirple

hirees
hireless
hireling
hirelings
hirer
hirers
hires
hiring
hiring freeze
hiring hall
hirings
hirling
hirlings
hirn
hirola
hirple (current term)
hirpled
hirples
hirpling
hirquine
hirrawem
hirrawems
hirrient
hirrients
hirs
hirsel
hirseled
hirself
hirseling
hirselled

Literary usage of Hirple

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1. The Antiquary by Walter Scott (1878)
"... and I 'll e'en hirple awa there wi' the wean, for it will knock its harns out, puir thing, if there's no somebody to guide the pony. ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1820)
"Speak lowne, and hirple away, ye donard body, ... sac basten and hirple awav, my man, for the hct de'il ..."

3. Lakeland Words: A Collection of Dialect Words and Phrases, as Used in by B. Kirkby (1898)
"Ye'll o' happen think on 't noo. Ah wonder what auld Parson Harrison wad think aboot us an' oor memo ways aboot t' words 'at he used. hirple ..."

4. Dog Breaking: The Most Expeditious, Certain, and Easy Method, Whether Great by William Nelson Hutchinson (1882)
"I hirple J on. When the dog maks a point, doon gang the crutches—the laddie takes haud o' me, and though my legs is neither ..."

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