O'Byrne Files - Dublin Slang Dictionary and Phrase-book ©

I, J

Word / Phrase

use

Meaning

I am in me wick!

phr.

You must joking!

I will in me ring!

phr.

I wll not!

Ignorant

adj.

Badly behaved, insensitive, uncouth

Indo n. The Irish Independent (newspaper)

In your granny's

adv. phr.

Well contented, comfortable

Jackeen

n.

Term for Dubliners by persons from outside Dublin (opp. of 'Culchie'),Basically, a Dubliner. Or sometimes more specifically, a Dublin born and bred 'between the canals', as would his parents and grandparents. Most definitely though, a 'true' Dubliner, not a blow-in who thinks he's a Dubliner just because he lives there.    Also Dublin was always seen as the most "English" city in Ireland by provincials and this was coined as a term of derision stemming from the English flag, the Union Jack, by adding the diminutive, -een. Literally, "Little Jack". Derived from "shoneen", a sort of "working-class West Brit

Jacked

v.

Exhausted

Jacks /jax

n.

Toilet

Jaded

adj.

Tired, worn out

Jammers adj. Crowded

Jam on yer egg

phr

Wishful thinking, will never happen

Jam rags n Sanitary towels

Janey Mack

exclm.

Expression of surprise

Japers / jakers

exclm.

Expression of surprise

Jar

n.

Drink

Jare, on the

n.

Playing truant

Jarred

adj.

Intoxicated, drunk

Jaysus / jaysis

exclm.

Expression of surprise

Jibber

n.

s.o. afraid to try new things

Jibberish  n Non sensical conversation; talking rubbish

Jig time, in

adv. phr.

Quickly, in no time at all

Jig, act the

vb.

Play the fool, act irresponsibly

Jobby

n.

Bowel motion

Johnny-jump-up n Pint of guinness mixed with Bulmers (cider)

Jorums

n.

Drink measure

Jotter

n.

Copybook of poor quality paper

Joxer

n.

Idler, unemployed

Joy, the

n.

Mountjoy prison

Juicy adj Cute

Jybe

vb.

Taunt, sneer

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