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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
nippin Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words10 10.7 15.8 0 0 11.3 0
Number of occurrences1811 6 0 0 1 0
Number of authors14 9 4 1

Occurrences of nippin in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
speak. Under the pretence ae nippin oot fur a quick smoke ah make on page 181

1 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
twa lugs, wan in each haund, nippin them atween forefinger and th on page 146

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
n his pals took the chance of nippin aff the flair for a wee smoke on page 49

1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
ur adults: turnin up drunk an nippin each other in corners ae the on page 38
wis say tae me, Ah heard yir nippin wee Chrissie is it true? on page 113

2 matches

Robertson, James Melt (Yin), (Kettillonia 2001) Lallans, poetry
Vexed, puir sowl, wi the nippin cauld ootside.
1 matches

McAlpine, Joan Meeting of the Parliament, (The Scottish Parliament 2019) Lallans, government
is cal and frosty ootside and nippin ye. Her new book “Nip Nebs
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Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
nippin thaim i the brawns fell sair.
1 matches

Donovan, Anne Not Scotland, (Edinburgh International Book Festival 2010) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ng lunch breaks, siesta time, nippin in and ooty
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Hershaw, William The Retour O The Grey Airmy, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
s. The wolves are aye thrang, nippin at their cooties and moving t
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Bennett, Peter Graftin, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
walked wae me tae the school, nippin ma ear the full waiy aboot ho
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Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
ve poun note an, Muggie Spend nippin it oot o his fingers, it wid
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@FaeFoggie tweeted
at wye. Mine gaan visitin and nippin doon ti yon harbour wi ma bla(2020) search twitter
If I'm nippin roond till I shoppie. Is it o(2021) search twitter

@Franwella tweeted
oot or even oot oot......jist nippin oot. Oo if I bring the kids i(2011) search twitter

@Manuforti1968 tweeted
Innes0 @DeesideDon Well worth nippin in by Sheridan's e butcher.(2020) search twitter


Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
ne th next witness. Ma heid's nippin!" on page 114

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