Definition of shilpit in English:



  • Pale and feeble or sickly-looking.

    ‘a shilpit wee lad who is used and abused’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The room was full of shilpit pointy-heids and sundry technocrats.’
    • ‘Dear me, what a shilpit bit thing ye were when I first saw ye about three months ago!’
    • ‘He excels at playing shilpit, it's true, but there's something else going on behind those piercing blue eyes today.’
    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.