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The Antrim and Derry Year Book 1941

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1913 Tel. directory     1824 Pigots (Belfast)  &  (Bangor)    1894 Waterford Directory     1898 Newry Directory

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Ulster Words and Phrases

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The following collection of dialect words and phrases are still in fairly common use in many parts of Northern Ulster. They are very expressive, and are well worth preserving:-
Gunk
Dayligone
Waghill
Spraghel
Whamling
Cope-carley
Kep
Kye
Kileery
Tovy
Handling
Garevitch
Cannot see a stime
Hain
Footy
Beddy
Birl
Sleekit
Spitting
Deaf as a door nail
Blind as a cleg
Thole
Stoor
Oxtercog
Deil a hate
Clodding
Coom
Thrawn
Gulpin
Get the lees
Ar
Fornenst
Gomey
Baughill and Glunter
Gype
Mouth
Greeshough
Clabber and Glar
Gar
Slap
Be to be done
Gowling
Greeting and Roaring
Donsey
Sca'd a Papish
Gopen
Just waiting on
Gye and bad
Lift your feet and they'll fall themselves
Canny
Imperent
Cracked
Crack
Brash
Kailying
Sail
Slithered away
Never let on
Gappie
Hap yourself
Bravely
Hunker
Sonsy
Wee knowing and wee little
Dander
Chew, dog
Queer and well
Skite
Dwam
Well at himself
Letting on
On for it
Sconsing
Laired
Crowdy
Roytery
Gral of a fellow
Fadge
Ram stam
Moily
Shugly-shoo
Jostling
Hashtyer
Cogly
Japs
Blate
Girning
Gazeby
Bunker
Colfing
Tirling
Dooless
Blubbering
Strar
Turry
Tukey
Droich or dhory
Scraighing
Floostering
Clipe
Rodden or loanin
Spulpin
Throughother
Getting into a pucker
Thaveless
Jirging
Kell
Kist
Yammering
Guttery
Shilpit
Cogged
At the leep
Dunt
Striddling
Camslush
Soft sodder
Wee tory rogue
Hurroosh
Gawk
Slouster
Snigger
White laugh
Farnteckled
Sinnery
Duds
Lilt
Lauchter
Skilted and skedaddled
Chay, lady
Hardly fash
Blethers
Harned
Wee dight
Arles
Groak
Sliddering
Kitchen
Footer
Eileens
Smur
Levat
Pisel
Heart o' corn
Colour or taste
Margymore
Crabbit
Forbye
Cant
Kemp
Nirr
Dreigh
Snedding turnips
Stoon
Deave
Grist
Gave him all sorts
Never fash
Dinnel
Take it all its time
Not up to much
Hunker-sliding
Sowans
Beastings
Champ
Crowdie and styaghie
Meal a Crushy
Clart
Targe
Feardie
Grulch
Dunch
Ganch
Scrab
Scunner
Brust
Skelly
Hirple
Jorum
Bruchle
Bruckle
Blatter
Tully-eyed
Dwam
To the bat of a stick
Lashings and lavings
Stack of ribs
Brockies
Creash
Big
Balderdash
Gullion
Gowl
Gidderell
Skeigwig and skible
Scoudered
Skimpit
Gallises
Snash
Whups
Trig
Dreigh
Cagey
Cat-wit
Bully
Drunted
Silly
Middling
Quie
Tidy
Curcuddiagh
Disconcert
Twilight
Walk laboriously
Struggle as on soft ground
Overturning
Heels over head
Stop
Cows
Light-headed
Boastful
Troublesome
Disorderly gathering
Cannot see any
Economise
Mean, narrow
Impudent
Turn round
Crafty
Commencing to rain
Very deaf
Very blind
Suffer
Dust
Holding up by armpits
Nothing at all
Throwing stones or missiles
Peat dust
Cross-grained
Ill-bred pretentious person
Get into order
Scar
Opposite
Stupied person
Awkward person
Impudent person
Impudent, ignorant person
Remains of peat fire
Mud
Compel
Gap in fence
Must be done
Shouting
Crying or weeping
Sickly
Very hot
Full of both hands
A person dying
Very ill
Hurry up
Slow, deliberate
Impertinent
Slightly demented
Chat
An illness or a turn at the churn
Gossiping in neighbour's house
Lift in a car
Went slowly
Never tell
Stupid person
Roll yourself in the clothes
Well
Bend the knees
Big, hearty
A little
Walk
Don't bite
Very suitable
Slap with the hand
Fit of illness
Rich: in good health
Pretending
In favour of it
Pretending
Stuck in mud
Mixed food of many ingredients
Rubbish
Youth
Potato cake
In a forcible irregular manner
Cow with no horns
See-saw
Pushing with the elbow
Careless untidy person
Unsteady
Sparks of mud
Bashful, quiet
Complaining
Big unsuitable house
Grass at side of road
Filling up
Blowing off the thatch
No energy
Crying
Part of cart harness
Pig
Hen
Smallest in the litter
Shouting in hoarse voice
Making much of: fondling
Tell-tale
Bye road or path
Scoundrel
Disorderly
Getting into a temper
Without confidence: unsettled
Boots making a noise
Dirt
Chest or big box
Constant talk
Muddy
Thin
Propped up
Half-boiled potatoes
To knock
Walking wide
Flattery
Too much praise
A little rascal
Outcry over very little
Awkward
A mess to eat
A smothered laugh
A derisive laugh
Freckled
In two
Clothes
A song
A brood
Ran away
To quieten a restless cow
Not likely to do it
Nonsense
Bakes (bread)
A little clearing
Money given to confirm a hiring contract
Looking meanly for anything
In a slow, gliding manner
Meat diet
Incapable of doing anything right
Two people of same age
Fine rain
A tirade
A slow worker
A genial, entertaining person
A little
A disorderly show
Cross
Besides
Auction
Complete
Ill-grained person
Slow
Trimming turnips
A dull aching pain
Bore with talk
Proper temperature
Gave him a severe scolding
Never trouble
A painful feeling caused by cold
Doubtful
Of inferior degree
Evading
Porridge made from shirings and oatmeal
The first milk of a cow, boiled
Mashed potatoes and milk
Mess of food
Oatmeal fried with gravy
Untidy woman
Nagging, bad tempered woman
Coward
Short, squat person
Nudge with the elbow
Stammer
Scratch with the nail
Disgust
Burst
Squint
Walk lamely
Good quality of fluid
Roughness: a good handful
Easily broken
A loud noise
Squinting
A slight attack of illness
Exactly suitable
Plenty and to spare
Emaciated person
Mountain sheep
Grease
On friendly terms
Nonsense
A quagmire
A shout
A senseless person
Two words of reproach
Bread underbaked
Pinched: not enough material
Braces for men's trousers
Impudence
Lots of
Smart-looking: neat
Tedious
A horse that is fresh
A troublesome critic
Fine or excelling
Disappointed
Shaky, unsubstantial
Fairly
A heifer calf
A cow or heifer with calf
Self-complacent or self-satisfied