Irish Slang Chapter 26

Irish Slang

People use a lot of words and phrases you may not understand unless you are Irish. Irish have a way with words. Some words or phrases are exclusive to some areas. Here is the real terminology for some phrases and words – more than likely you’ll hear some of them.

  • No definitive meaning, it can be used to answer any question.
    Sure look
  • The Bathroom.
    The Jacks
  • Happy
    Happy Out
  • This is the cupboard in the kitchen.
    The Press
  • Very tired.
    Wrecked
  • The trunk of a car.
    The Boot
  • Soda.
    Minerals
  • French Fries.
    Chips
  • Item of clothing; a sweater.
    A Jumper
  • Friendly fun and sharing a few jokes.
    Craic & Banter
  • Joking
    Coddin
  • Dodgy character.
    Chancer
  • Funny
    Gas
  • Thanks. Or reliable.
    Sound
  • Someone being foolish.
    Maggot
  • A sneaky person, untrustworthy.
    Snake
  • Wait a moment.
    Stall
  • Small
    Wee
  • A friend, “Hey pal” would be the same as saying “Hey bud”.
    Sham or Bud
  • Something, an object…
    Yoke
  • Terrible
    Cat
  • A foolish person.
    Muppet
  • To have a look.
    Gander
  • House
    Gaff
  • Hello
    Well
  • Idiot.
    Spanner