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  • (interjection) - (1) A word used in expressions of surprise, chiefly by older people. "What the farrups are ye at?" --Alfred Easther's Glossary of Almondbury and Huddersfield, 1883 (2) Ferrups, an exclamation of mild imprecation, especially in the phrase, "by the ferrups!" Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, Derwentwater. --Joseph Wright's English Dialect Dictionary, 1898-1905

    February 7, 2018