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Bang on. Garry Bannister (Author) 4.5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings. We also borrowed, some time later, a second meaning for bodach: bogeyman. It was minus craic altogether’. Free burgers’. Well, no need to reach for your Irish language dictionary just yet. Didn't know these already? This is hands-down one of my most-used Irish sayings. 'Slanguage' is an exceptional book of reference. Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on April 26, 2013: Many thanks for visit and comments. Someone not working or is messing about, up to no good, Go away (polite version), used to show surprise or shock, Used for your guy, as in 'Me Fella' partner/husband/boyfriend, Home, to have a 'free gaff' means you are home alone, Fun phrase used in a conversation to get a laugh, reaction. A great fun hub, really well put together, great stuff, well done, thanks for sharing, voted up, Lee. Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on March 30, 2013: Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on March 28, 2013: Appreciate you dropping in! Born in New Ross, County Wexford but we most commonly used the word craic. Nice work :). I'm from Cork and this quiz if fairly accurate but theirs 4 meanings for lash as the creator said "raining heavy "give it a go" and go drinking" but theres lash to hit example: "If you dont cop on you'll get a lash!". Tweet. Now, for you Americans reading, when we say ‘Craic’ in Ireland we’re not referring to something that you smoke on a street corner, nor are we referring to the crack in your arse. This Irish expression gets more than it’s fair share of use and isn’t specific to any particular county. Hope that helps! I used to use, and here this one used, back during my days in school. This is yet another tame one that’s used to describe someone dense. ‘Howsitgoin’ (?) Person who quietly engineers things to their own advantage. Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 24, 2012: Thanks Relationshipc, Appreciate your comments and visit! From games, to Irish slang dictionaries, to bar finders, to taxi apps - we have you covered. Mainly when I’m speaking to a non-Irish person and I forget that the words I’m using actually are slang. Had fun compiling, thinking there really is soooo many, where did they all come from?!! AU $17.59. We got back from the pub at half 2 but we were up until 7 having the craic’. He’s a miserable little pox’. This is another Irish expression for describing kissing. That man is a shnakey little shitehawk’. An old Irish slang word used to describe someone that’s a chancer. E.g. Fair play to her’. For example, ‘She’s an awful gobshite’. This site exists to inspire and guide you on an Irish adventure that’ll give birth to a lifetime of memories (sounds very arsey altogether, I know!) Lol. A sandwich. There’s no way I’m waiting for a bus in that. She’s bang on’ or ‘I had the bike fixed down in … I was chatting to a friend from London recently over pints about the Irish phrases and slang words that he couldn’t get his head around when he first moved to Ireland. Ah, another Irish phrase that uses a word that’s actually meant to describe something hazardous to describe something brilliant. What an absolute geebag’. I have never been to Ireland but if I am lucky enough to get the chance to visit, your hub here will come in quite useful! Your feet must be bogging’. Irish Slang. Slán ! Weather type: Fine. Definition of a farmer a man how is outstanding in his own field. I tell my kids ‘don’t start!’. i don't know of a slang term or colloquial term for farmer i'm afraid but check it out online or in an Irish slang dictionary. Talk about a dope’. Michael Cronin and Barbara O'Connor (ed.). " Weather type: Sunny. It’s from the book Freckles by Gene Stratton-Porter and the sentence is: It’s – it’s – Oh, skaggany! Translation: How are you?. Translation: I did not. Offensive: ‘You’re only a bollox’. There’s a lot of different Irish slang for drunk or to describe someone that’s had far too much to drink. Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on June 25, 2012: Thanks viking305, The good old garda, thanks for that, a good one! Is there any way to just say very or really? Codding definition: to make fun of; tease | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples Learn about Author Central . Suzie from Carson City on August 23, 2012: I really LOVE this hub!! So, this is a pretty insulting bit of slang that’s female-specific. Funny how some are in both but then maybe not since so many Irish are there! They always do though. Their accent didn't help one bit - especially after a few drinks. In this lesson, I’m going to teach you common Irish vocabulary and expressions. Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on April 13, 2013: Very funny. Weather type: Light rain. For example, ‘She’s after being f****d out of the nightclub. For the first day or so, I thought I might be coming down with something. Found a word we're missing? Irish definition: 1. belonging to or relating to Ireland, its people, or its language: 2. the people of Ireland 3…. lol Appreciate your incredibly kind words soooo much. I’m starving!’. when meaning "may I help you?" I use this one a lot. Hiberno-English is the common speech of Ireland at all social levels. This is another female-specific word that’s reasonably offensive. LOL. It’s another one for very drunk people. My father, from Dublin, often says: Jaysus! No ratings or reviews yet. - common prostitute, Means sorry and also excuse me, pardon me, Now you're talking, now you're doing well. Irish English Dictionary. Very interesting and useful as well. Speechless Kenneth! For example, ‘Declan’s been in there for the past hour faffin about the place.’. My Silly Strine Dictionary! Are you an author? I did not realise it until I read your list. Helpful. 73. For example, ‘It was definitely Colin. Help us in creating the largest Irish-English dictionary online. This is also a good hub if you want to go to Ireland. For example, ‘He’s a cute hoor that fella, always manages to get a free ticket to the concerts in the Phoenix Park’. Babylon Products Language Dictionaries Premium dictionaries About Babylon. I heard ‘Cracking’ used constantly on a trip to Northern Ireland where we frequented far too many pubs. I haven’t seen him in ages’. There are no strangers here, only friends that we have not yet met. ‘That young lad was in here last night acting the maggot’. I can’t hear the radio!’. BY Jack Adam Gallagher . 0 Comment Report abuse Maureen A. Murray. For example, ‘WHY did I have the second bottle of wine. I lived in NZ for a year and did not hear any Aussies use them either. I’ll chat to ye later, yea?!’. Looking forward to reading more. How ya getting on? Even if you go equipped with a dictionary and a phrases book, you will find it difficult becoming familiar with all of the local slang phrases in a short period of time. But there’s more! For example, ‘Ah, nice one!’ said Karen, as she took the bag of chips from Kate. It could be “sound”? I was mouldy drunk last night’. Glosbe is a collaborative project and every one can add (and remove) translations. A useless scut if I’ve ever seen one’. Rhyming slang on yid. He’s from Malahide, but he’s dead on’. {Informal} sauce : Noun. This is an Irish phrase that’s used to ask someone to wait for you or to stop what you’re saying. For example, ‘I haven’t seen Tony in donkey’s years.’. Feck (or fek or feic) is a form of effeck, which is in turn the Scots cognate of the modern English word effect. In Ireland, for some bizarre reason, we describe ‘the shopping’ or ‘the groceries’ as ‘the messages’. I would have ever guessed the meaning of some of these words and phrases! We have a million different ways of describing something as good or great in Ireland. Search and learn to pronounce words and phrases in this language (Irish). To have a shot of something means to try it out. Looking for a slang or colloquial term for farmer. Appreciate your support!! Comment Report abuse. Rich from Kentucky on September 14, 2012: And I thought the Irish spoke English! Never realised ‘Mot’ came from the Irish word for good. Its alternate meaning is of a foolish person or a simpleton. Shortening of the word "tinceard" which is Gaelic for Tinsmith. It’s lashing down.’. Translate Sentence. Banjaxed is another lovely Irish expression. 10:23, 2 … :) If only I could find some vacation time... :). Oxford University Press. We had a wonderful time and although we didn't always understand we had fun trying. It’s rotten out’. Dublin: Irish Texts Society. Irish Slang Kiss My A Dictionary Of English Irish Slang kiss my : a dictionary of english-irish slang (english kiss my: a dictionary of english-irish slang (english and irish edition): garry bannister: 9781848400146: amazon: books. I must have really absorbed your words and meanings because I scored 100% on the test! For example, ‘It’s finely stopped pissing down.’ ‘Stop, I know. So much of this looks like Australian slang to me. It’s worth noting that when someone says that they’re ‘grand’, they may not necessarily be so. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. Top 80 Irish Slang Words - The Gift Of The Gab Comments ‘Fair play’ is an Irish expression used to congratulate someone. This Irish phrase means to be sick and it’s easy to adopt into your daily dictionary. I can't wait to use some of these ^_^. Meaning: Very difficult or to really want to do something Example: Finding a taxi was murder. Definition of Irish. You are destined for success in writing. For example, ‘Sure look, what can ye do?!’. Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on August 23, 2012: What a gas :) Really enjoyed your hub. Still smiling over some of the expressions! Hope you get to visit here in the near future, you will then be up to speed fully armed with the lingo! I am so glad you enjoyed this compilation of Irish slang. You’d be safer eating in the jacks’. For example, ‘Did you hear Martin and Bernie’s youngfella was caught cheating in the Garda exam. For more information, click here. An Irish goodbye is when you sneak out of a party without telling anyone. What a tool!’. Too drunk? Enter a sentence in the box and click one of the translate button below. We used a lot of these (I’m in the USA, but my gram, on my mom’s side was 100% Irish). Lol. acting up - Misbehaving. If you hear someone refer to a person as a ‘Fine thing’, it generally means they find that person attractive. Word Search. You'll find more than 5,700 citations from TV shows, movies, news publications, and other sources. If you’ve read our detailed guide to Irish insults, you’ll have an idea of the types of slags that Irish people throw at each other. For example, ‘I’ll see you in 20. Irish Slang Words and Phrases. You’ll generally hear people use this when describing how long it’s been since they’ve seen someone, or how long it’s been since they’ve done something. Irish Slang Word ‘Proper’ English ... Idioms, Swearing, Catchphrases, Terms, Expressions and Colloquialisms! I tried to put this on the forums directly but it contains hundreds and hundreds of banned words. Irish phrase. It may be rude, but it keeps you from having any awkward, half-in-half-out-the-door conversations. Let me know in the comments section below! kiss my : a dictionary of english-irish slang (english and irish edition) (irish) bilingual edition. Archives. Skip to main content.sg. ‘Nice one’ is an Irish saying that’s used to show approval of someone’s behaviour. For example, ‘I saw you chatting to him for about 4 hours. dangerous…. That said at speed, did not sound like English. Hi ya oh he from the Samui isle!! The post on Instagram unearthed a good chunk of Irish slang words that I’d never heard of. Funny reading that as I have taught Irish slang to students abroad :). Suzanne is a qualified beautician with experience as a freelance makeup artist. i think it means an old soldier full of yarns, The origin of Gombeen is money lender and comes from famine times -someone who profits at another’s expense. Not sure what the antra martins thing is. Now, if you’re not familiar with the word ‘Bollox’ or ‘Bollocks’, it’s slang that refers to a man’s testicles. Irish English dictionary (Anglo-Irish or Hiberno-English) BBC Northern Ireland: Northern Irish English vocabulary • IrishSlang: dictionary of Irish slang & colloquial expressions • Dialect vocabulary of Ulster [PDF] by John Kirk (1999) • Cavanese, English as spoken in Cavan • The provincialisms of Belfast and the surrounding districts pointed out and corrected, par David Patterson (1860) LOL. A Dictionary of English-Irish Slang et des millions de livres en stock sur Amazon.fr. You can use ‘give it a lash’ in a heap of different ways. Some I know already so I guess they've been taken on as British or slid over the Irish Sea. It wasn’t until a friend from the UK said he didn’t know what I was on about the first time we met and I used it in a sentence. Enter a sentence in the box and click one of the translate button below. The Ears part isn’t used, so “haven’t seen you for donkeys!” would be a greeting for someone you hadn’t seen for a long time. Another word for eejit. For example, ‘She was down here last Sunday. ‘Thanks a million’ means ‘Thank you very much’. These Irish swear words are used in both the north and south and I didn’t even include some of the worst Irish swear words – trust me they can get very explicit. Greetings tend to vary quite a bit, depending on the county. Or a bit dodgy. First Previous Next Last. In many countries, the word ‘Unreal’ means imaginary or illusory, but not in Ireland. Houl yer whisht in there. For example, ‘She passed her exams in the end. And so is the jacks’. they’re not doing what they’re supposed to be doing. In all of critcal acclaim that rightfully belongs to "Slanguage: A Dictionary of Irish Slang," buyer beware: It IS as it proclaims itself to be: a dictionary. My WordPress Blog. Commonly used to describe Irish Travellers, although many now consider it an insult. So glad that I found YOU on Hubs. You forgot the section for Items…..ie Runners = trainers/sneakers, press=cupboard, the tall boy =drawers in bedroom, jumper = sweater the guards = police also some say Moth= girlfriend which actually come the Irish word Maith meaning good. Newnes (London) and Chambers (Edinburgh). Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on July 03, 2012: Hi How-to-crafts, Appreciate your comments and sharing! The New Comprehensive Dictionary of The English Language (c. 1920). For example, ‘Shite, put the cans away. 4.0 out of 5 stars Irish Slang. .thank YOU for your kind comments as well. ‘Leg it’ refers to moving fast. Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on April 24, 2013: LOL . It was minus craic’. For example, ‘She won money down the bingo again this week. ‘Ah, QUALITY. For example, ‘He spends his day going between the bookies and the pub. The word ‘gas’ is Irish slang for funny. I said like alllllllllll of these to people I know and they were soooooooooo confused. To ‘Eat the head off’ of someone means to get very angry at them. of sarcastic. Hopefully you will get to visit us over this neck of the woods and have a head start in the speech! He’s a sound lad’. And actually this is one that was made famous by the fantastic Father Ted series. Irish Slang Dictionary free download - iFinger Collins English Dictionary, Talking Dictionary, Shoshi English To Bangla Dictionary , and many more programs ‘Will I, yea? See more. Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on June 19, 2012: Thanks anginwu, your a good student of Irish slang then!!! Can you tell me what “skaggany” means? Here, I have highlighted the most commonly heard words, their meanings, and provided examples of how they are used in everyday speech. Can you help? For example, ‘Sorry pal – can you tell me where the jacks is?!’. lol Glad you enjoyed! I’ve no idea, but it’s a bit of Irish slang that I’ve heard all my life. For Focal Sake - The 32 County Guide to Irish Slang They’re unreal’. Glad you enjoyed Gypsy Rose Lee! Dinneen, Patrick S. (1927) Focloir Gaedhilge agus Bearla. Slagging means to make fun of. Aust/Irish] sarky : Adj. You’re looking well!’, For example, ‘Ah, Kayla. !LOL what an idea!! Joshua Zerbini from Pennsylvania on June 29, 2012: Suzie, this was a hilarious hub! Helpful. Sample usage: Annie and Agatha took a gander at the glassed jar that contained the ring of the late Pope John Paul II. Not to be confused with the actual meaning for deadly, i.e. eh - what? Irish Slang Word ‘Proper’ English ... Idioms, Swearing, Catchphrases, Terms, Expressions and Colloquialisms! It only took her 4 years’. May 2015; Categories In an attempt to discover more Irish expressions, lingo, and slang that may be causing people trouble, I asked the 250,000+ Irish Road Trip community what their favourite bit of Irish slang was. Why? This is another for describing someone that’s heavily intoxicated. You’ll often hear Irish people refer to a person or a situation as ‘Gas’. You’ll often hear this one used in response to questions like ‘How was work today’ – ‘Ah, shtap – sure I’ve been up to 90 since half 7’. Pronounced ‘Ban-jacks-d’, this is another one for a person that’s heavily overindulged. It's funny, though: the thing that wrong-footed me when I first arrived in Ireland isn't on this list. Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on July 01, 2012: Hi annart, Thanks so much for reading and voting, appreciate your comments! These Irish swear words are used in both the north and south and I didn’t even include some of the worst Irish swear words – trust me they can get very explicit. Voted Up and Sharing, then I'm off to the Jacks! From a Corkonian ‘exiled’ in landan – No ‘langer’ (male member/term of abuse), ‘Oul’ Doll’ (Girlfriend), ‘wazzies’ (wasps), bazzer (haircut) or Rubber Dollies (trainers/sneakers) ! For example, ‘That chicken fillet roll was class’. Appreciate your comments! Translate to Irish Translate to English. Must be interesting teaching our slang abroad! "He's going to feel bad in the morning, after 12 hours on the sauce." The Irish certainly have, and have several slang terms to describe it. Actually looking for an Irish version of a specific English phrase. For example, ‘D’ye see yer wan over there with the red hat? lol Thanks again RC. You are so right, and I am forever using it! I spent a lot of time nodding and smiling, and then admitting I had no idea what they were talking about. May 9, 2019 (Updated: March 11, 2020) Lukas Bischoff/ iStock via Getty Images … If you’re from Dublin, you tend to refer to anyone that lives outside of Dublin as ‘A culchie’. Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2002. For example, ‘D’ye see me new runners. You could actually use ‘lash’ here as well, for example, ‘Give me a lash of that’. I'm definitely gonna need this if I wanna go to Ireland! For example, ‘I still can’t believe we won that match. One you might want to include is Guards. He does be flying around the garden like he’s possessed.’. nice wan yea, cyerafter. I don’t use the word ‘feck’ personally, but it’s a word that I associate with the magnificent Father Ted series, which is why it’s part of my favourites. Craic generally means fun but, as is the case with many bits of Irish slang, there’s multiple ways of using it. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Thanks again for commenting, it is much appreciated! Thanks for the fun hub! In Ireland, we have a fairly random, and often completely impenetrable, number of Irish slang words and expressions. Translation: Excited. Example: He can do it as a nixer for you. The only people that I know who use these words to describe drunkenness are friends from Drogheda. Search for a word in Irish. Mike Licht NotionsCapital.com,CC-BY-2.0, via flickr. It is amazing how many of these slang words we use daily here in Dublin lol. 1. For example, ‘The car won’t start. This is a guide which attempts to document and explain British slang that’s used in music. O’Tool gave us about 7 weeks worth of maths homework. We do use many weird and wonderful words don't we!! not ‘howsagoing’ (?) The jammy hoor!’. For example, ‘Ah man, my heads in bits. For example, ‘There’s your change’. Enter a word in the box and click one of the translate button below. Interesting! Example: ‘That Chinese food was gross; I boked everywhere!’ 10. Cheers Brett.Tesol!! Faffing means to do something… without actually doing anything. Thanks for sharing. For example, ‘He used cooking oil on the lettuce thinking it was salad dressing… what an eejit’. This was one of the most enjoyable posts that I’ve written in a while. Otherwise, you could spend much of your time scratching your head when you hear certain phrases or words. This is fantastic!! Donkeys ears is cockney rhyming slang for years. Then I ended up third in line and heard the woman behind the counter ask everyone if they were okay, and I realized that "Are you okay?" For example, ‘I’m going to call in sick. Meaning: Job done for cash to avoid tax. Used to describe someone that’s annoying. The vulgar use of this Irish saying is often heard when someone has an iffy tummy, for example, ‘I’ve had a bad dose of the shits all day’. I thought this Irish saying made perfect sense, but apparently not. Mary Strain from The Shire on August 23, 2012: Loved this! It is a saying that is often known, as you rightly point out, thanks for the query!! Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on June 22, 2012: This is great!! eejit - idiot. ‘Your man that I bought the car off is a serious Gombeen. This is extremely useful when your In Ireland. And who said Strine was an Australian invention? Looking forward to reading more of your work here! Can’t find the meaning anywhere! :^D What a fun hub. Displaying Slang in Site Map- Be a CoolSlang Editor- Recent Comments English Slang: Aussie slang- British slang- Canadian slang- Indian English slang- Irish slang- Gaelic slang- Cora Cainte Gaeilge- All English slang. Nixer . It was some Ogeous handling’. Sure you can find that vacation time, your hubs may suffer though!! It would make you jump up and never come down again! These brought back memories of my growing up days. In England there are so many curious expressions or slang too so no wonder you found it daunting. For example, ‘G’way out of that with your umbrella. So many cultures adopt their own language as if in code it seems! Irish definition, of, relating to, or characteristic of Ireland, its inhabitants, or their language. The New English-Irish Dictionary app is available free of charge for both Apple and Android devices. You’ll often hear the word ‘Class’ paired with ‘Pure’, for example, ‘That new full-back they’ve brought on is pure class.’. She’s flutered’. Glad you found it interesting and came upon words you recognised. Thanks vespawoolf! You coming out for a few pints later?!’. Yes, savage is also Irish slang for good. ‘Ah, deadly. For example, ‘She’s up there giving out to Tony about something’. The reams of words and expressions will enable the serious … maybe andra martin = startin’. For many he represents the enfant terrible of Irish language studies. Sound is probably more frequently used as an affirmative response to something, for example, ‘Ah, sound. It makes our dictionary Irish English real, as it is created by native speakers people, that uses language for every day. If you're easily offended, leave now... ya pox! The best thing to do is smile and nod your head and you will probably get to experience the well-known Irish hospitality and sense of humor. I may have to pepper my States language with these soon, especially "not the full shilling"! Hello world! If you're trying to figure out what your british buddy is yammering about, we can help. Irish Slang Dictionary free download - iFinger Collins English Dictionary, Talking Dictionary, Shoshi English To Bangla Dictionary , and many more programs Call a taxi. shirley ? ‘Cheers, thanks a million’. People get confused between Gypsy's of Romany decent, and Irish Tinkers. For example, ‘He’s only a goon that lad’. Thanks so much for your great comments! It is interesting that you found slang in Newfoundland hard to understand! Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on September 11, 2012: Thanks Daniel, Appreciate your comments! Glad you enjoyed and i appreciate your votes and sharing! If you have an Irish expression that you need to be explained, pop it in the comments section below and I’ll get back to you. Please make an addition to the Irish Slang Dictionary! Frig(in’), Feck(in’), Flip(in’) All taken from the word fuck. Thanks for dropping by and commenting. The second use of this Irish phrase is used when you want someone to listen to you, for example, ‘C’mere to me for a minute and I’ll tell ya’. Irish Slang Words, Jokes, Funny Irish images, Irish memes, Irish Sayings, Irish Slang Terms, Irish Phrases and more. Tame. If he was mine I’d give him a good kick up the hole!’. In a nutshell, ‘give it a lash’ means to give something a go. Frig(in’), Feck(in’), Flip(in’) All taken from … 10 Irish slang words that need to be added to the dictionary right now This is *our* language – the world needs to know about it. For example, ‘Her new fella was here last night. ‘Donkey’s years’ is used to describe a long passing of time. An annoying person. Can anyone tell me what the phrase ‘wet the tick’ please. Yes, savage is also Irish slang for good. Search. I heard off Noley that you were in getting the haemorrhoids sorted?! Ya see i'm in a play and i really need to know what to do.... Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 06, 2012: Welcome! lol. Scarleh for yer ma for having ye! Irish twins can name actual twins … who are Irish. It is a guide to the unofficial language of the 32 counties of Ireland, the language of the streets and pubs, but also of much of Irish literature from Swift to Roddy Doyle. For example, ‘I’m going to go in there now and eat the head off of him!’, ‘C’mere to me’ can mean two things: the first is to literally come here, for example, ‘C’mere to me and tell me what happened?’. British Slang Dictionary. Us Irish are a canny lot! Here is a link to a English to Irish Slang Dictionary. A first for me!! Displaying Slang in Site Map- Be a CoolSlang Editor- Recent Comments English Slang: Aussie slang- British slang- Canadian slang- Indian English slang- Irish slang- Gaelic slang- Cora Cainte Gaeilge- All English slang. Someone that’s a waster. From an Irish play. The Irish slang term ‘culchie’ is believed to have originated from cúl an tí, meaning the back of the house. We use the word ‘deadly’ in Ireland to describe something that’s good or great, for example, ‘That new pub on the corner is deaaaaadly!’ or ‘Did you hear I got the job in the chipper?’ ‘Ah no. For example, ‘Did you see what she posted on Facebook?! Hope this helps! Here’s a handful of slang words that are used to describe a girl/woman. It’s just being born!” Thanks for any help you can give me. If ever there was a Gobdaw it’s that lad’. I’m watching London Irish and they often refer to people as “signed.” What does that mean? Don't forget to test your slang street cred and your gift of the gab ability, by taking my small quiz at the end! Also, you’ll miss a world of fun. Wow, what a journey Swords to Peru, my bucket list no.1 stop! For example, ‘We went to the new club last night. Hi fpherj48, Thanks so much for your lovely comments which definitely made me laugh! No ratings or reviews yet. My stomach is in bits. Now, for our American readers – when we say ‘dope’ in Ireland, we’re not talking about anything dodgy. 22.Deadly or Savage. For example, ‘Yer man was caught last week stealing from the till in Superquinn’. Now, you have sparked within me an interest and desire to go to Ireland! Is there a unique way to say “let’s do this” or “let’s be about it”? Update: we’ve had around 50 emails since this guide was published asking about the term the luck of the Irish. ‘Jammy’ basically means lucky. Did you lob the gob?’. ‘Up to 90’ means flat out busy doing something. For example, ‘She was down here last Sunday. Bang on is generally used as a response and is another bit of Irish slang for good. Appreciate your input and votes!! No idea how to describe this one. You can describe a person or a situation as ‘bang on’. Or is that just a cliché?. She’s in rag order.’. For example, ‘She’s been up to 90 since she came home and saw what the dog did to the couch in the living room’. LMAO! I have a friend called Mayo Declan that’s a master at this. That’s deadly. Great, great job! With all the different slang and the different accents going on it makes for a very crazy world of language! Thanks for stopping by! If someone told me they were shattered, I'd think they were drunk not tired! Howsagoin?! I could understand words like ‘Banjaxxed‘ and ‘Poxy‘ causing hassle, but I couldn’t get over that ‘Giving out‘ didn’t make sense. Here is a link to a English to Irish Slang Dictionary. Irish slang comes from the rich, feisty, unquenchable spirit of the 6.5 million people who live on that tiny island that the English have been kicking around for centuries. Enter a word in the box and click one of the translate button below. Yea?!!! have, and more isn ’ t seen you in about ten ’... “ skaggany ” means a master at this daily conversations here in the box click! 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