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10 Pieces Of Irish Slang You Must Start Using

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1. Gurrier

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Pronounced: "Courier."

Definition: A troublemaker.

How to use it in a sentence: "That dude is a real gurrier."

2. Shifting

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Definition: Irish slang for smooching.

How to use it in a sentence: "Did you get the shift last night?"

3. Baltic

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Definition: Freezing.

How to use it in a sentence: "Dang, it's Baltic in this icy lake."

4. Savage

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Definition: Something that is brilliant.

How to use it in a sentence: "Wow, dude, your dad is savage."

5. Segotia

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Pronunciation: "Shay-go-shia."

Definition: A Gaelic word for a dear friend or pal.

How to use it in a sentence: "'Ah, Jim, my old segotia, how are you?"

6. Head-the-Ball

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Definition: A crazy person.

How to use it in a sentence: "'Did you see all those people waiting line outside that nightclub? What a bunch of head-the-balls."

7. Craic

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Pronounced: "Crack."

Definition: A Gaelic word that has no exact English translation, but means banter and is always related to a joyous or uplifting conversation.

How to use it in a sentence "The craic was great last night. John was being hilarious."

8. Goo

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Definition: When you crave an extra beer.

How to use it in a sentence: "He had the goo, so he went to get another pint."

9. Sucking Diesel

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Definition: To finally get a car going after a slow start.

How to use it in a sentence: "We finally got the car started. We're sucking diesel now."

10. Rock Up

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Definition: This is how Irish people describe arriving to a cool place.

How to use it in a sentence: "I rocked up to that new club."