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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 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

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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Tuesday 15th of May 2018

P. S. As in "You're" some fecker! Hence my deliberate faux pas!


Tuesday 15th of May 2018

You would think you would get "You're" feckin' grammar right. ?