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M

Word / Phrase

use

Meaning

Ma, the

n.

Mother

Mad

adj.

[1]Angry, [2] very

Maggot

n.

Unpleasant or disgusting person, term of contempt

Maggoty

adj.

Drunk, intoxicated

Mala n Plasticine
Mallet head adj. Fool

Mammy, the

n.

Affectionate term by children for mother, or in adult usage, mother or wife

Mammy's boy

n.

Person excessively dependant upon maternal affection

Man, that's your only

phr.

Correct chjoice

Mangy

adj.

Mean, untidy

Manky

adj.

Dirty, untidy

Massive

adj.

Impressive, Dublin term meaning excellent

Me

n.

My

Me elbow!

exclm.

Expression of disbelief

Me oul flower

phr.

Term of endearment

Me oul segotia   Term of endearment for a good friend

Melted

adv.

Very tired

Mentaller

n.

Irrational, unpredictable individual; mentally handicapped

Merciful hour!

exclm

Mild oath

Messages

n.

Shopping, small purchases

Messer

n.

Seriously incompetent and / or disruptive individual, joker

Messing

vb.

Joking

Middling

adj.

Neither good nor bad

Mighty

adj.

Excellent, outstanding, wonderful

Mill

n. & vb

Gathering, fight

Mill into / milling

vb.

Attack, physically assault, fight

Minding mice at a crossroad

phr.

Undertaking an undemanding task

Mind the busses

phr.

Be careful

Mind yerself phr. Be careful
Mineral n.  Soft drink
Mingin' adj Displeasing to the eye. Unclean. Displeasing to the olfactory system. (also 'Manky')  "Your one is mingin'"   "That jacks is mingin'"   "Whoa. This gaf smells mingin'"

Mitch

vb.

Play truant from school

Molly adj Efeminate person

Mongrel fox

n.

Unsolicited critic

Monkey adj. IR£500 - five hundred pounds of Irish currency

Mortaller

n.

Mortal sin for Catholics

Motrified adj. Embarassed

Mot / mott

n.

Affectionate term for girlfriend or wife

Motís crossbar n Erection

Motherless

adj.

Drunk, intoxicated

Motting

vb

Courting, going out with, doing a line

Mouldy

adj.

Drunk, intoxicated

Mountainy adj. Term of abuse for women from the country denoting big and rough like a mountain: as in "She's a bit of a mountainy woman"

Mouth

n.

Noisy person, excessive talker

Mucker n. Country person (culchie) from rural background

Mulchie

n.

Country person (culchie) from town rather that rural background

My friend

n.

Menstrual period

My hat!

exclm

Expression of disbelief

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