What do Irish call babies?
Bairn is a Northern English, Scottish English and Scots term for a child.
What is a wain in Ireland?
Wain: A child or young person. Watch yourself: Take care. Wile: Very or terrible. Informal Northern Irish adjective of late 19th century origin, meaning very or wild.
What is Irish slang for girl?
Cailín. “Cailín” means “girl” in the Irish language. A lot of Irish people still use this word even when speaking in English.
What are some Irish slang words?
1- 11: My Favourite Irish slang words and phrases
- Sure look. If you’re chatting to someone and they reply with ‘Sure look’ it tends to mean ‘it is what it is’. …
- Grand (an iconic bit of Irish slang) Grand means OK. …
- Up to 90. …
- Give it a lash (one of my favourite Irish phrases) …
- Slagging. …
- Banjaxed. …
- The Jacks aka the toilet. …
- Leg it.
What do you call an Irish person?
The adjective is “Irish”, and the noun is “Irishman”, “Irishwoman”, or “Irish person”, with the collective form “the Irish”.
Why do Irish say wee?
Technically, wee is supposed to refer to small things, but in Ireland, that is not always the case. Instead, the word ‘wee’ is used to describe absolutely everything. Example: ‘Would you like a wee bag with that? ‘
What is cracker slang for in Ireland?
In Northern Ireland, when you say something is ‘cracker’, you mean it is really good.
Do Irish say aye?
Do Irish say aye? Yes, this is also spelt ay. It is not only Irish; it is very common in contemporary Scottish English, and some Northern English dialects. (Confusingly, ay or aye can also mean ‘ever’, but pronounced [eI], to rhyme with day.)
What does Boke mean in Irish?
Boke means vomit in northern Ireland.
What is an Irish kiss?
1 ounce Irish whiskey. 1/2 ounce peach schnapps. 4 ounces ginger beer. 2 ounces orange juice. Lime wheel, to garnish.