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Scupper (noun): Nautical slang term for a loose woman. —This unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).


As (currently incorrectly) described at w:Scupper, this is not to be confused with scuttle. --Quiddity 19:22, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Hello. Beware, TWO meaningsEdit

are given by my "Webster's 3d new int. dictionary" :

  • 1/ "from ME skopper" : a hole, drain etc...(hence the nautical slang term pointed at by unsigned commentator supra)
  • 2/ from origin unknown" : to put in danger; ambush (which rather corresponds to the newspaper citations).

In nautical french, scupper = dalot (if it means a hole in the boat wall, to drain water from the deck) , or bonde (bung-hole), or nable if it is a hole in the bottom, to empty or scuttle the craft. Regards, Arapaima 07:42, 9 September 2009 (UTC) Oops , sorry, I blundered trying to edit "translations" on the page ...

Added EtymologyEdit

From Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language, Sixth Edition - in public domain.

Kquirici 22:41, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

Webster 1913 ety is differentEdit

{{etyl|fro}} {{term|escopir}}, {{term|escupir}}, to spit, perhaps for {{term|escospir}}, {{etyl|la}} {{term|ex}} + {{term|conspuere}} to spit upon. Equinox 13:32, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

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