posted on June 19, 2019 by Magan Vernon

Let’s Learn some Irish slang

Hey y’all, I’m Magan Vernon, author of the Murphy brothers series.

As more people start getting to know the brothers and get ready for the last book, I’m getting more and more questions about Irish slang.

So, I’ve decided to share some of my favorite Irish slang used in the books!

  • Mo Gra“Aw, I knew ya missed me, mo gra, and you’d be back”
    -A term of endearment like saying ‘my love’. Used by Irish men when flirting.
  • Eejit – I was an eejit and lashed out in a weak moment, when I should have been groveling.
    -Fool or idiot.
  • GobshiteLooks like ya gobshites are stuck with me for a while.
    -Big jerk or idiot. Dublin slang.
  • Yeti AND MickeyReally? Are they at least good ones, or do I look like a yeti with a mickey?
    -A large, hairy man. And, of course, a mickey meaning the man’s genitalia.
  • Knackered I’m thinking the American cure my brother Connor told me always worked for him when he was knackered was fast food, and SuperMacs is still open.
    -Drunk. Wasted. Etc.
  • GasYou’re a good lad, but you think it’s a gas to get a rise out of people.
    -Funny. Joke.
  • Scarlet the birdCome on, Pinky, let’s not scarlet this bird anymore and get her home.
    -To embarrass someone. Make them blush

Do you have any favorite Irish slang terms? Or want to know what they mean?

Magan Vernon

Magan Vernon

Magan Vernon has been living off of reader tears since she wrote her first short story in 2004. She now spends her time killing off fictional characters, pretending to plot while she really just watches Netflix, and she tries to do this all while her two young children run amok around her Texas ranch.

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