Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Disorder; confusion.
  • n. A fit of rage; a violent passion.
  • n. The company sailing on a ship, whether sailors or passengers.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • ` ` The Colonel's in an unco kippage, '' said Mrs. Flockhart to

    The Waverley

  • 'The Colonel's in an unco kippage,' said Mrs. Flockhart to Evan, as he descended; 'I wish he may be weel, -- the very veins on his brent brow are swelled like whipcord: wad he no tak something?'

    Waverley: or, 'Tis sixty years since

  • 'The Colonel's in an unco kippage,' said Mrs. Flockhart to Evan as he descended; 'I wish he may be weel, -- the very veins on his brent brow are swelled like whipcord; wad he no tak something?'

    Waverley — Volume 2

  • Only dinna pit yoursell into a kippage, and expose yoursell before the weans, or before the Marquis, when ye gang down-bye.”

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • ` ` his brother neer brought me ony wild-deukes, and this is a douce honest man; we serve the family wi bread, and he settles wi 'huz ilka week --- only he was in an unco kippage when we sent him a book instead o' the nick-sticks, whilk, he said, were

    The Antiquary

  • "I winna say ony ill o'this Monkbarns," said Mrs. Shortcake; "his brother neer brought me ony wild-deukes, and this is a douce honest man; we serve the family wi 'bread, and he settles wi' huz ilka week -- only he was in an unco kippage when we sent him a book instead o 'the _nick-sticks, _* whilk, he said, were the true ancient way o' counting between tradesmen and customers; and sae they are, nae doubt."

    The Antiquary — Complete

  • ‘The Colonel’s in an unco kippage,’ said Mrs. Flockhart to Evan as he descended; ‘I wish he may be weel, — the very veins on his brent brow are swelled like whipcord; wad he no tak something?’

    Waverley

  • Only dinna pit yoursell into a kippage, and expose yoursell before the weans, or before the Marquis, when ye gang down-bye. "

    The Bride of Lammermoor

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  • A flea circus's basic equipage

    Is prone to some natural slippage,

    So dogs are kept by

    To replenish supply

    And muster the minimum kippage.

    September 20, 2017

  • When you don't feel like a whole plate of kippers, "just a kippage guv"

    April 11, 2009