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Word / Phrase

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Meaning

Kaks

n.

Testicles

Kerry witness n. Someone who will swear to anything

Kibosh

vb.

To end or defeat, destructive action

Kick the traces

vb

Object

Kidger

n.

Young lad

Kildare side

n. phr.

Right-hand side

Kill

vb.

Punish physically or verbally

Kilt

p.part.

Mentally / physically obercome

Kilter, out of

adj.

Out of order

Kip

adj.

Dilapidated accommodation

Kip down

vb.

Rest, sleep

Kisser n. Face

Kithogue / cittogue

n. adj.

Left-handed or awkward person

Knacker

n.

Someone who is part of the "travelling community" in ireland, Itinerant, tinker, general term of abuse

Knackered adj. Very tired

Knacky

adj.

Skilled, resourceful, creative

Knick-knocks

n.

Children's' street game of ringing doorbells and running away

Knockin' off vb.  (1) Leaving work   (2) Stealing

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