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Gammerstang commented on the word jampher
(noun) - (1) A male jilt; an idler; a scoffer. From jamph, to make a game of; to mock, jeer, sneer; to act the part of a male jilt; to trifle, spend time idly, lounge.
--Alexander Warrack's Scots Dialect Dictionary, 1911
(2) Jamph, to tire, to fatigue. It is frequently used to denote the fatigue caused by continued motion of a shaking kind, as that of riding, especially if the horse be hard in the seat.
--John Jamieson's Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language, 1808
(3) Jamphing, making false pretenses of courtship, applied to a male.
--Joseph Wright's English Dialect Dictionary, 1898-1905
January 14, 2018
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