from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A frolicsome young fellow; a roguish boy; a lively young girl.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun obsolete (
Scotland) A boy.
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But I mind, when I was a gilpy of a lassock, seeing the Duke, that was him that lost his head at London — folk said it wasna a very gude ane, but it was aye a sair loss to him, puir gentleman — Aweel, he wan the popinjay, for few cared to win it ower his Grace’s head — weel, he had a comely presence, and when
Tak 'my word for't, Maister Colin, it's no a'thegither luve for his lordship's grey hairs that gars yon gilpy lassock seek to become my Leddy Keith. "