Definition of shilpit in English:



  • Pale and feeble or sickly-looking.

    ‘a shilpit wee lad who is used and abused’
    • ‘He excels at playing shilpit, it's true, but there's something else going on behind those piercing blue eyes today.’
    • ‘The author cuts a shilpit figure, hunched over his lager and fags.’
    • ‘Heaven help me, here's that shilpit creature and me hoping for once she'd slip up and be unpunctual.’
    • ‘Dear me, what a shilpit bit thing ye were when I first saw ye about three months ago!’
    • ‘The room was full of shilpit pointy-heids and sundry technocrats.’
    weak, weakly, weakened, puny, wasted, frail, infirm, delicate, sickly, ailing, unwell, poorly, failing, helpless, powerless, impotent, enfeebled, enervated, debilitated, incapacitated, effete
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Early 19th century: of unknown origin.