verb[with object] Scottish & Northern English
Strike, slap, or smack: (as adjective skelped) the cries of skelped weans
More example sentences
- The unwieldy but serviceable striker skelped a ball across the goalmouth that kissed the crossbar on its way past.
- Ricksen stepped up and skelped the free-kick into the top corner.
- He didn't just touch it in the second minute, though, he skelped it.
Late Middle English: probably imitative.
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Line breaks: skelp
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