a) to frown
b) to claw or scratch with the hand or nails
c) to defecate
d) to castrate
Today's Featured Word: ORP
a grouse, a complaint ...1957 Sc.
1. to fret, to grumble, to murmur discontentedly,
to complain in a peevish, nagging manner ...1725 Sc.
2. to complain from ill health, to be constantly ailing and sickly,
not to thrive, to shrink, to shrivel ...1820 Sc.
of obscure origin
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1725 - see EXAMPLE below
"...Like dawted wean that tarries at its meat,
That for some feckless whim will orp and greet"
From: The Gentle Shepherd
By: Allan Ramsay, 1725
Daily Word Quiz Answer
CAPERATE a) to frown ...1623 obs.