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Definition of skelp in English:


[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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