Are you a shilpit wee creature? See if you’ve got the strength to press the button and see what shilpit means in Scotland…


If a Scots person describes you as shilpit it might be best to seek medical advice. Shilpit means pale and sickly looking. In my childhood every mother’s advice to a child she decided was shilpit was to get out in the fresh air. Ah, the miracle cure for the shilpit wean that was getting under it’s mother’s feet. Most kids didn’t need too much encouragement, specially as a dose of cod liver oil might be the next suggestion!

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