Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
by Seán Beecher
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Construct: Noun
Definition: A blow.
Use: He took a skelp out of him.
He struck him a blow.
Derivation: 'Scelp' - a splinter, a thorn. (Quin). 'Scealp' - a splinter, a blow or slap. Note 'Not as ponderous as a clout'. (√ď h-√Čaluithe). 'I remember a stone-carver from Dublin who was always taking skelps off his knuckles'. (Murphy). 'Skelp' (Ireland, Scotland, North and Midland Counties) - to strike with the hand or with a flat surface. (Wright).

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