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Word / Phrase

use

Meaning

Gaff

n.

House, flat.   "I'm in me gaf"   "Didya clean up the bleedin' gaf?"

Gagging adj Desperately anticipating something - "I was gagging for that drink" from  AndeH353@aol.com

gah / gaa

n.

Generally derogatory reference to GAA, Gaelic Athletic Association

Gallery entertaining n Great fun

Game ball

phr.

Excellent, OK, in good form

Gammy

adj.

Weak, unsteady

Gamut

n.

Collection

Ganey Mac / janey mack

phr

Expletive of surprise

Gansey n Sweater, pullover

Gapin

adj.

Descriptive word for a catastrophe

Gárda / Guard / Gárdaí

n.

Police

Gargle

n.

Alcoholic drink

Gas

vb.

Very good, impressive, pleasurable, effective, funny, extraordinary

Gasper

n.

Cigarette

Gawk

vb.

To stare at, gape

Gaybo

nickname

Gay (Gabriel) Byrne

Gear

n.

Heroin (drugs)

Gee

n.

Vagina, term of abuse for a woman

Geebag n. Unpopular female. (also 'Toerag'')"My ma is some geebag"
"Shut up, ye geebag"

Geeser

n.

Cat

Gee-eyed adj Very drunk
Gerrup the yard phr. Crude invitation to "get lost". Probably stems from headmasters telling students to bugger off to the opposite end of the schoolyard

Get / Git

n.

Bastard, term of abuse, despicable individual

Get /go away outa that

exclam.

Expression of disbelief

Get off with

vb.

French kissing,

Get up the yard

phr

Crude invitation to sexual congress or to 'get lost'

Gibber adj Someone prepared to 'have a go'  [from valeriec@gofree.indigo.ie]

Gick

n.

Unpleasant excrement

Gift n Excellent, unexpected surprise
Gimp n Unusual appearance; An undeveloped weedy adult male
Git n Unhelpful person

Give off / out

vb.

Expostulate, complain strongly

Gizmo n. Anything the use or operation of which is not well understood

Glue, to have one's

phr.

Retort indicating strong rejection

Go, a

n.

A turn

Gob

n.

Mouth

Gobdaw

n.

Gullible person

Gobshite

n.

Term of abuse, despicable individual

Go-car

n.

Baby pushchair

Goffo

n.

Free ride on the back bumper of a vehicle unknown to the driver

Gollier / gollyer

n.

Lump or gob of spittle

Gom

n.

Fool, idiot

Gombeen / Gombín

n.

Con-man

Gomogue

n.

Young fool, idiot

Gone for its tea

phr. adj.

Worn out, of no further value

Good on ya

phr.

Expression of approval or good wishes

Gooter

n.

Penis

Gossoon

n

Foolhardy individual (usually male!)

Gouger

n.

Lout, thug

Gra / Grá

adj.

Affection or love

Grab All Association

phr.

Generally derogatory reference to GAA, Gaelic Athletic Association

Grand

adj

Fine, nice or OK

Granny, in my

exclam.

Expression of disbelief

Greyhound skirt n. A very short skirt, only an inch from the hare

Grind

n. & vb.

Extra tuition

Ground hurling

n. phr.

Political in-fighting

Guard

n.

Member of the police force

Guff

n. & adj.

Nonsense

Gumming v Salivating, looking forward to eating or drinking
Gunner-eyed adj. Cross-eyed
Gur cake n. Dense fruit cake, frequently made from left-overs from cake making

Gur, on the

vb.

Mitching, playing truant from school

Gurrier

n.

Street urchin, lout, thug

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