The Greatest Irish Insults, Irish Curse Words And Their Meanings

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If you grew up in Ireland or around Irish people you would undoubtedly have heard many of these Irish insults.

This list of Irish insults is actually on a small selection of the many… many phrases which seem to have no origin.

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15 Irish Insults You Should Know:

When the Irish say…..They Mean
Ya DopeYou’re an idiot
Ya ApeYou’re an idiot
Your an eejitYour an idiot
feckin’ eejitEmphasis on idiot
Your a SpannerComparing you to a blunt object
Ya MuppetYou are foolish
GobshiteVariation of Eejit. See Eejit
PlankAs thick as a piece of wood(thick head)
LangerNot used as much anymore, Cork term for a foolish person.
GeebagAn unpleasant or foolish person
It’s shÄ«teEmphasis on the “H”. Meaning it is Shit
Stop acting the maggotStop trying to cause trouble for no reason
Your some LickarseOften heard in school meaning trying to be a teacher’s pet
He’s a bollixHe is an unpleasant person that’s hard to get along with, often male
Your some feckerGets away with everything

If you enjoyed the above you will enjoy these guys trying to explain some funny Irish sayings:

More details on the Irish insults that you should know:

  1. Geebag – An unpleasant or foolish person. You shouldn’t get too upset if a friend throws this at you unless of course, they’re actually angry. Internet meaning – Geebag (plural geebags) (Ireland, slang) A person who enjoys sex, usually female. (Ireland, slang) A prostitute. (Ireland, slang, derogatory) An objectionable person, usually female.
  2. Eejit – is the Irish English equivalent and is common in fictional and vernacular dialogue. It doesn’t connote mental retardation – an idiot can – instead signalling foolish behaviour, be it chronic or occasional.
  3. Gobshite – Loud-mouthed person who talks a lot, but nothing with any value. E.g “Shut up ya gobshite!”

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