Definition of discerp in English:

discerp

verb

rare
  • with object To pull apart or tear to pieces; to divide into parts or pieces.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in Adam of Eynsham's Reuelation. From classical Latin discerpere to tear to pieces, to tear (a person or his or her character) to shreds, to cut or divide off from dis- + carpere to pick, pluck.

Pronunciation

discerp

/dɪˈsəːp/