8 Colorful Irish Slang Terms


| 3/17/2016 5:06:00 PM


Dictionary

  1. Duck-house Door – a very thick slice of bread
  2. Duck’s meat – mucus found in the eyes during sleep
  3. Jook-Halter – one who has narrowly escaped hanging
  4. Potato trap – mouth
  5. Leather head – someone who is stupid
  6. Bumbee work- nonsense
  7. Read lead – lunchroom sausage
  8. Turnip-snagger – rural dweller

Terms and definition from Slanguage: A Dictionary of Slang and Colliquial English in Ireland by Bernard Share (Gill and Macmillan, 1997).



Appeared in The Word Lover’s Book of Lists compiled by Louis Phillips.



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