Meaning of bampot in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbampɒt/


informal Scottish
  • A foolish, unpleasant, or obnoxious person.

    • ‘I think they heard you the first time, you crazy bampot!’
    • ‘Any bampot can go online and start a campaign.’
    • ‘Any bampot could tell you that.’
    • ‘I'm fully sold on clemency in this case and would even like to make friends with the four bampots concerned.’
    • ‘There are bampots in this part of the world, as in all others, after all.’
    • ‘Why are coaches still behaving like complete and utter bampots?’
    • ‘I was such a little bampot.’
    • ‘Blame it on the bampots that need to be banged up.’
    • ‘I don't know what the bampot is doing, I really don't.’
    • ‘Where once the bampots lurked on society's fringes, they've now been handed megaphones to shout about how they don't have a voice.’
    • ‘I was left wondering what it takes for some bampots to understand just how dangerous this manoeuvre was.’


1960s Scots variant of earlier barm-pot ‘eccentric or mad person’, from barm + pot.