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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Gobshite – Loud-mouthed person who talks a lot, but nothing with any value. E.g “Shut up ya gobshite!”
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