Irish Slang

Irish Slang

Acting the maggot – behaving foolishly

Eejit – fool

Fella- boyfriend

The full shilling – mentally competent

Giving out – scolding

Gob – mouth, as in “shut your gob!”

Hames – mess, as in “You’ve made a terrible hames of it!”

Horse’s hoof – exaggerated story

Jackeens – dubliners, term usually used disparagingly by culchies

Jacks – restroom

Langered or Langers – drunken

Mary Hick – unfashionable

Messages – groceries

Mot – girlfriend

Reef – attack physically

Scratcher – bed

Take a reddener – blush

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