O'Byrne Files Dublin Slang Dictionary and Phrase-book

U, V

Word / Phrase

use

Meaning

Unbeknownst

adj.

Unnoticed, unobserved

Uncle Arthur

nickname

Reference to Guinness

Unfortunate girl

n. phr.

Prostitute (so termed by the virtuous of the same sex)

Up

adj

North   or  - as in "Up the Dubs!" Shout of encouragement, usually refering to GAA teams. Not to be confused with the Americanism, "Up yours!"

Up a duff phr., adj Pregnant

Up entirely

adv.

Altogether

Up in one's hat

phr, adj.

Overjoyed

Up on a post box n. An erection
Up the flue phr., adj Pregnant
Up the pole phr., adj Pregnant

Up the yard

phr., adj

Pregnant

Up the walls

adj. phr.

Agitated, anxious, emotional, crazy

Up the yard

phr.

Get away outa that!, be off with you!

Up to

adj. phr.

Capable of

Up to ninety

phr., adj

Excited, frustrated, agitated

Urchin

n.

Street child

Veggie

nickname

Derogatory term for mentally handicapped

Vexed adj Angry, upset

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