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TO FOREIGNERS AND EVEN SOME IRISH PEOPLE DUBS SPEAK IN UNDECYPHERABLE GRUNTS AND TONES. WE'VE STARTED TO CATALOGUE THEM HERE FOR THE WORLD TO LEARN TO SPEAK PROPER SHOULD THEY WISH TO LEARN. MEANINGS ARE THE GENERAL KNOWN TRANSLATION BUT COULD MEAN SOMETHING ELSE AS A LOCALISED DIALECT IN A CERTAIN PART OF THE CITY.
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A


ALRITE: hello
AMADÁN: gobshite
ARTHUR: pint of guinness

B
BALLIER: ballybrack,ballyfermot, or ballymun
BALLYMUN: a hundred pounds
BARRY WHITE:shite
BET DOWN: ugly
BIRD: female or ones'girlfriend
BOGGER: culchie
BRASSER: prostitute
BREW: tea
BRICKIE: bricklayer
BROKE: penniless
BUGSER: money
C
CHIPPER: chip shop
CHIPPIE: carpenter
COCK AND HEN: ten pounds
CODGER: old man
CULCHIE: person from rural Ireland
D
DEADLY: brilliant
DICKY DIVER: five pounds
DOG: ugly woman or a phone
DOSSER:slacker
DIZZY: air headed
E
EEJIT: a fool
ELEPHANTS: really drunk
F
FEÍC ALL: nothing
FORTHNIGHT: two weeks
G
GAFF: a house
GICKER: arse
GOBSHITE: bigger fool than an eejet
GOLDEN PAGES:wages
GOTCHEE: attendant or security man
GURRIER: a thug
H
HAMMERED: drunk
HANDBAG:type of music
HEAD: male
HOLIERS: holidays
I
J
JACK PALANCING: dancing
JACKS: toilet
JACKS ROLL:toilet paper
JAYSUS: jesus
JIMMY: a piss
JOCKER: feeling really bad
JOCKS: underwear for men
JO MAXI: taxi
JOER: taxi
JUGS: tits

K
KNACKER: irish traveller, or a person with low morals
KNACKERED: tired, worn out
L
LEGGIT: run away
LEPPIN: starving
LIFTED:arrested
LINGO: language
LOAF: headbutt
LOCKED: drunk
M
MANKY: filthy
MASSIVE: georgeous
ME BOLLIX: no
MICKEY MONEY: childern's allowence
MINGIN: ugly bird
MITTS: hands
MONKEY: five hundred pounds
MORTO:embaressed
MOT: girlfriend
MUPPET: not quite a mop and not quite a puppet
N
NOGGIN: head
O
ODDS: loose change
OUL WAN: an older woman or your mother
OUL FELLA: an older man or your father
P
PADDY POWER:shower
PALE: Dublin border
PARKY: park keeper
PEGGY DELL: smell
PETER: cell in prison
PIEBALD: horse
PISSED: drunk
POSTIE: postman
Q
QUID: pound
R
RABBITFOOD: vegetarian meal
RAPID: brilliant
RAT: informer
REEKING: smelly
RIDE: shag
ROSIE: tea
RUBY: a curry
S
SAVAGE: great
SCALD: tea
SCAMP: kid
SCARLETT: embarresed
SCOPE: check out
SCRAP: fight
SCORE: twenty pounds
SCULLED: hit or drank
SCUMBAG: lowest of the low
SCUTTERS: diarrhoea
SCALPED: got a haircut
SEPTIC(TANK):an american
SHANKSMERE: walking
SHIRT LIFTER: homosexual
SKANGER: local girl with traditional but high pitched accent
SKETCH: someones coming
SKIDS: stains on jocks
SKIN: sister
SKINT: broke
SLAPHEAD: bald person
SLAPPER: loose woman
SLEEVEN: sly person
SNITCH: a grass or informer
SPANKY: brand new
SPANNER: polite name for a gobshite
SPARKS: electrician
SPIN: a drive
SPONDS: money
SPOOF: a lie or wind up
SPUD: a potato
SPUD MUNCHER: culchie
STALL IT: wait
STORY: hello
STROKER: thief
SUIT: office worker
T
TEA LEAF: thief
THICK: really stupid
TIN HEAD: kid next door
TIN OF FRUIT: suit
U
V
VERAS: cigarette papers
VOMIT COMET: night link bus
W
WAGON: bitch
WALKING: ugly
WAN EN WAN: fish and chips
WHEAPON: uglier than walking
WINGER: a pound
X
Y
YER: your
YER MAN: him
YER WAN: her
YOKE: ecstasy tablet
YONKS: a long time
YOUNG WAN: girl, or one
YOUNG FELLA: boy
Z
THE HAGS WITH THE BAGS