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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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KREPPO, n. [′krɛpo]

1. An oatmeal bannock baked with fish livers as fat, freq. attrib. in comb. kreppo foals, id. (Ork. 1929 Marw., Ork. 1960). Cf. Crappen, Fole.

2. In phr. in a kreppo, huddled together (Marw.)Ib.:
He was gaan a' in a kreppo.

[See etym. note to previous word. For sense 2. cf. also Norw. dial. kreppa, to stoop, bend in, huddle oneself together.]

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