Words and Phrases
gowpin

“gowpin”

Meaning:

a small quantity; two hands cupped to hold something

Alternative spelling/meaning:

gowpenfu’

In Literature:

Excerpt from The Lad by William Forbes Marshall

Plenishment they’d have little or noan
except for what they’d stale,
an’ they’d make the childher go out an’ beg
gowpins of oaten male

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