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15 Of The Greatest Irish Insults And Their Meanings You Should Know

15 Of The Greatest Irish Insults And Their Meanings You Should Know May 12, 20182 Comments

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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.

Feel free to add to this list in the comments.

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Now lets begin this list of Irish Insults. If you would like to see the comments on my Facebook page click here and take a look.

Keep in the meaning is only a lighthearted translation. In fact, there iareactually multiple meanings to a lot of these expressions.

15 Irish Insults You Should Know:

When the Irish say….. They Mean
Ya Dope You’re an idiot
Ya Ape You’re an idiot
Your an eejit Your an idiot
feckin’ eejit Emphasis on idiot
Your a Spanner Comparing you to a blunt object
Ya Muppet You are foolish
Gobshite Variation of Eejit. See Eejit
Plank As thick as a piece of wood(thick head)
Langer Not used as much anymore, Cork term for a foolish person.
Geebag An unpleasant or foolish person
It’s shīte Emphasis on the “H”. Meaning it is Shit
Stop acting the maggot Stop trying to cause trouble for no reason
Your some Lickarse Often heard in school meaning trying to be a teacher’s pet
He’s a bollix He is an unpleasant person that’s hard to get along with, often male
Your some fecker Gets away with everything

What is your favourite Irish insult from above?

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I also made a few spelling mistakes on the Facebook post. But the corrected image of Irish insults is below:

What the Irish say irish insults version
Correct version V.2

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