• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Croppy one of the Irish rebels of 1798 who cut their hair short in imitation of the French Revolutionists
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. crop, the top shoot of a plant, the crop of a bird; Dut. crop, a bird's crop.


In literature:

Come, your hanner, shall I play ye Croppies Get Up?
"Wild Wales Its People, Language and Scenery" by George Borrow
All lost in pity for croppy.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
The best-known of them, in addition to the one already mentioned, are 'The Boyne Water,' 'The Croppy,' and 'Father Connell.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4" by Charles Dudley Warner
In his red wig and croppy head, together with his rough attire and dazed aspect, Nick certainly presented a wretched appearance.
"With Links of Steel" by Nicholas Carter
It was an old horse named Croppy that she'd known from childhood and would eat anything on earth.
"Somewhere in Red Gap" by Harry Leon Wilson
No such croppy as old Time, Mrs.
"The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
I could only hope that Croppy had left him his gaiters!
"All on the Irish Shore" by E. Somerville and Martin Ross
Banim's The Croppy; a Tale of the Irish Rebellion 1798.
"The House by the Church-Yard" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
He recalls, in "Wild Wales," hearing the glorious tune of "Croppies lie Down" in the barrack yard at Clonmel.
"George Borrow The Man and His Books" by Edward Thomas
The conqueror brandished his conquering sword; Then down, down, Croppies lie down!
"Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest" by George Borrow