Buccaneer Bulletin

Pirate Dictionary: Supperlout

Scupperlout (scarr/skooh-per-lowoot)
Disgusting Fool

“This term is a combination of ‘scupper’ (a drain leading water from a low point on a vessel’s deck over its side and into the sea, which- when plugged or stopped- can contain stagnant, foul-smelling liquid and pieces of scummy trash)  and ‘lout’ (a doltish, oafish idiot).”

Definition courtesy of:
Choundas, George. The Pirate Primer: Mastering the Language of Swashbucklers and Rogues. Chicago: Writer’s Digest Books, 2007. 231.

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