Going on vacation to Ireland? Then why not try learning some Irish slang.
We have a list to help get you started thanks to the Murphy/Odea classic 'The book of feckin’ Irish Slang: that’s great craic for cute hoors and bowsies'.
bags (n) - A botched job (also see “hames”)
Eg: That guy made a right bags of me corned beef and cabbage.
Bowsie(n)- Person (esp. male) of very disreputable character. A useless good-for-nothing?
Eg: Hey, that Bowsie totally just cut me in the bathroom line.
Bollixed (adj) (see fluthered, gee-eyed, rat-arsed) - Somewhat in excess of the legal alcohol driving limit.
Eg:I think thats my last Baileys dude. I am way bollixed
Chisseler (n) - young child
I cant believe Snooky has a chisseler on the way.
Cute hoor (n) - suspiciously resourceful gentleman
Eg: Speaking from his villa in the Alps, the cute hoor denied making any payments to politicna for favorable contracts.
Donkeys years (n) - Inordrdinately long amount of time. An epoch. A time memorial.
Eg: I haven’t marched in a parade in donkey’s years.
Fanny (n) - Females genitals
(Not a woman’s rear as usually assumed. Take note)
Flahulach (adj) (pronounced Flah-hule-uck) - generous
Eg: Wow. You left a tip. You must be feeling rather flaulach today.
Gaff (n) - Home. Place of residence.
Eg: Thats some pretty fancy gaff you got there with that yard and those trees.
Ganky (n) - repulsive, ugly
Eg: This green corned beef is rather ganky.
Gollier (n)- A mass of phglem expelled from mouth at high speed.
Eg: Watch it man! You just got a gollier in my beer.
Gurrier (n) - Hooligan. Ruffian. Delinquent.
Eg: Hey I think I’ve spotted the Gurrier who ran off with my kids shamrock balloon.
Heavin’ (adj) - Thoroughly packed.
Eg: Wow! O’Reillys is heavin’ tonight.
Hockeyed (v) - heavily deafeted
Eg: Is it me or are the New Jersey Nets hockeyed every night?
Hop (v) - Play truant from school.
Eg: Lets go the hop and see the parade in the city?
Jacks (n) - toilet, restroom
Eg: C’mon man hurry up. You’re not the only one who has to use the jacks pal.
Jo Maxi (n) - cab
Eg: I think you’re pretty bollixed. I’m calling you a Jo Maxi.
Me oul’ segotia (expression) - Term of endearment. My old flower.
Eg: I’ll see you at the parade with me oul’ segotia.
Mot (n) - girlfriend
Eg: Hey lay your damn hands off her Biff. She’s my mot.