verb and adjective —to limp or hobble (Scots)

It's also one of very few English words that rhyme with purple.

webster1913 has failed to define this handy word, so as a public service, I am delighted to bring you this bit of Scots dialect, which simply means to limp, hobble, or drag a leg. As one currently suffering from peripheral vascular disease leading to intermittent claudication·, hirpling around everywhere I go, I feel I am in the ideal position to clear up this bit of E2's knowledge gap.

There's a poem I recall as a child in which one of the characters came "hirpling hame" after some injury, and there was an unhoused guy named "Hirpling Jack" in my hometown, known for walking all over the city.
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