Irish Slang Phrases

To express delight that something went awfully wrong for someone (they might have had it coming to them or deserved it in someway, or you might dislike them). For example if an insult they used backfired.

A way of saying someone is half cut or quite drunk due to a large consumption of alcohol.


Added to nouns to form a diminutive to denote something short, small or little.

Generally calling someone a mouthpiece because they just got served verbally or physically!

To eat the head off someone is to shout at them aggressively
Someone usually from cavan who does'nt spend much money
When someones rulin the town with an iron fist
Behaving foolishly, annoyingly - e.g. "He was just acting the maggot as usual"