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Go to guide for Northern Irish slang words and phrases

Róisín Murray

This “urban dictionary” is necessary to understand what “us” Northern Irish are talking about if you ever come and visit!

  • “Wee” – Small
  • “It’s spittin” – It’s starting to rain.
  • “Face on ya like a Lurgan spade” – You don’t look too happy.
  • “You’s” – More than one person/group of people.
  • “Pavement” – Sidewalk
  • “Car park” – Parking lot.
  • “Grand” – Good
  • “Not a pick on her” – She’s thin.
  • “Wee buns” – Easy/no problem.
  • “Your one” – Referring to another person.
  • “Melted” – Annoyed
  • “Wee taste” – Small amount
  • “The day” – Today
  • “Lit” – Drunk
  • “Aye” – Yes
  • “Banjaxed” – Broken
  • “Banter” – Fun
  • “Lad” – Boy
  • “Bout ye” – How are you?
  • “Eejit” – Idiot
  • “Dead on” – Good/decent
  • “Hoak” – Rummage
  • “I tell a lie” – Made a mistake
  • “Is that you?” – Are you finished/ready?
  • “Mucker” – Friend
  • “Aul doll” – Old lady
  • “Offies” – Off licence
  • “Carry out” – Drink purchased from the off licence
  • “Scundered” – Embarrassed
  • “Wick” – Stupid/useless
  • “Yarn” – Talk/chat




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