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dup, duppy

n. [Car.; cf. Bube dupe ghost DJE] a ghost: 1918 B'o' Devil come dere dat day, call(ed) one-foot dup (Parsons 142). When we pass the graveyard, we see one duppy, so we run (Andros). (Black)

—v. [cf. also Brit. dial. West dup to walk quickly EDD] to walk making the sound of someone using a crutch: 1918 He walked on one foot wi' a crutch underneat' his right arm, his right foot cutoff. .He dup an' dup until he dup right in de pot o' pease an' rice (Parsons 142).

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Last update: 2011-02-20 22:03
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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