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W

Word / Phrase

use

Meaning

Wafer n. Slice of ice-cream sandwiched between two biscuit layers

Wagon

n.

Pejorative term for a woman, esp. Who has an unpleasant streak

Wain

n.

Child

Walking woman

n.

Beggar-woman

Wall-falling

adj

Exhausted

Wan, yer

adj.

That woman

Wanker

n. phr

Derogatory term to dismiss an uninteresting, dull, irrelevant person (normally male)

Wasp

n.

Dublin traffic warden (uniform colours)

Wear

n. & vb.

French kiss; A very deep heavy kiss, with full tongue action - stuck into somebody so much it's like you're wearing them. Common phrase, 'to wear the head off somebody' is to give them an extremely long and hard 'wear' Common in Dublin. In danger of being replaced by the English 'To Snog'

Wee

adj

Little or small

Well wear

exclam.

Congratulatory wish in relation to new clothes

Well-got

adj.

Affluent, enjoying a position influence

West Brit

n.

Derogatory term for s.o. apeing the manners of British establishment; West Briton. Pejorative. An Anglophile, someone who perceives Ireland as West Britain, or a middle-class Dubliner, typically southside (especially Dublin 4), stereotypically with liberal attitudes on moral issues

Westside adj The newer part of Dublin as it was only built up in the last 30 years. It is made up of many new housing estates. There is no slag for it yet. Includes Tallaght, Clondalkin, Lucan(South of the Liffey) , Blanchardstown and Castleknock( north of the Liffey)  See also Southside and Northside
Wet the tea vb. Make a cup or pot of tea

Wet week

n. phr.

Short period of time

Whacked

adj.

Exhausted

Whiff n A smell - usually a bad one

Whist / whisht

phr.

Request for silence

Wobbler, throw a

vb.

Give vent to annoyance or anger

Wogger n. Penis; another name for prick!

Wren, go in/with the

vb.

Take part in the activities of the Wren Boys on December 26th

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