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  • "Is that why you're tasking me with all these daft questions - because that clavering auld clype Owen Williams has told you that Billy Cumming put his hand on mine once or twice at the baccarat?"

    Watershed

  • It's but the country clype I'll ne'er deny, gweed forbid

    The Barns o' Beneuches

  • A body in my trade canna help fa'in 'amo' ill company whiles, for we're a 'born in sin, an' brocht furth in ineequity, as the Buik. says; in fac ', it's a' sin thegither: we come o 'sin an' we gang for sin; but ye ken the likes o 'me maunna clype (tell tales).

    Malcolm

  • 'He used to clype (tell tales) upo' them, though. '

    Robert Falconer

  • I'm a great coortier, ladies, you must know, and am in love wid every purty girl I meet -- but sure that's only natural; however, as I was sayin ', it's not to a clype or a pair of smooth-in' irons I'll produce such stockins 'as these!

    The Tithe-Proctor The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two

  • An’ I told Wee Jean it was a hoodie crow to scare her ’cos she’s a wee clype an’ my dad would thrash me if he knew we were ringing doorbells.

    A Small Death in the Great Glen

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  • To be loquacious; to tattle. A tell-tale, always applied to a woman. --Dr. Jamieson's Scottish Dictionary and Supplement, 1841. Cf. clyper.

    A drudge; an ugly ill-shaped fellow.

    June 25, 2011

  • verb. to tell tales about, slander, gossip

    October 28, 2008

  • Scots - informer, tell-tale.

    August 2, 2008