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Face: Another word for a kiss. From John Mulholland

Facin' (facing). meaning: going out with, or attempting to go out with someone. eg: "Who are ye facin' this weather?" or "Did ye face her the other night?" From: Dominic Campbell


Fadge: Home-made bread, very like a large scone, with a cross cut in the top, some areas use it for potato bread. From Leda.


Faffin' (about): Wasting time, to engage in procrastination. From: Sally Kelly


Failed: In ill health.
'She's quare 'n' failed lukkin.'

'He's very failed since the operation.'


Failed: lost weight. Opposite: Well Meant: gained weight
(Last time I seen him he was failed but now he's well meant.) From: Florence McBryde


Fair spittin': Very, very, very angry, irate. From: Sally Kelly


Faired. It's stopped raining. It's faired. From: Linda


Fally. Follow,"you go on, an I'll fally ye" From: John


Famished, to be hungry for food. 'I'm famished, gie iz a bite ta eat, daughter.' From: Donna Knapper.

Famished, also 'I'm fammished with the cold', as extremely cold. From: R. Kennedy


Fank: Entangle, knot, twist, snarl ie "The rope is all fanked up". From:
Sally Kelly


Far-through: Exhausted, weak, emotionally drained/hung over. From: Sally Kelly


Fash: To overindulge, to tire or become jaded especially in relation to food From: Sally Kelly


Feard: afraid 'I'm feard o' that auld dug'. From Jean Elliott


Feardie: Coward, timid person.


Fedge: north Antrim pronounciation of fadge (potato bread). From: Wayne Kerr


Feds as in "Quick hide the fire works in your van the Feds are coming." affectionate term for the PSNI especially around Nutts Corner market. From Kevin Mac


Feed: A lot, particularly 'a feed of pints'. From Brian

Dominic Campbell adds: Feed: more examples: "He's had a right feed o'drink last night" or "I'm dyin' for a good feed"

Feg: Cigarette. "Hey, have ye a feg on ye? From - Farnsbarn


Fierce - meaning very. "That's a fierce heat, would somebody open a winda" From: Johnny Dallas

Figgaries: Small delightful things (can be either trinkets or sweets/fancy foodstuffs. From: Sally Kelly

Figure: light summer clothes.

'Thon's one gorgeous day, everybody's out in their figures.'


Fine Gubbit. As in the statement: Your ower fine gubbit. Meaning a Fussy picky eater. From Valerie Davidson


Finitched: statement of completion ie "Ma can I go out, I've finitched ma tea?" From: Anto McCrory


Fireboard - the mantlepiece. From Mags


Firemagade: Fire Engine. From Danny Corr


Fissle: Make rustling noise of the sort that people make unwrapping sweets at the theatre.

'Where's all that fisslin' comin' from? It's puttin' my head away.'


Fit: Attractive/pretty/pleasing on the eye. From: Sally Kelly


Flannin: Facecloth.


Flash: To distribute or share cigarettes. From: Sally Kelly


Flies graveyard - another name for the old fave the currant square in yer bag of wee buns. From Jim turkington / Alan rix

Floof: To cry, sob or whine (especially a display of emotion following too much alcohol). From: Sally Kelly

Fly man: Untrustworthy person, dodgy character.

'Keep yer eye on that one, he's a bittava fly man.'

Dominic Campbell adds: Fly boy: as per 'Fly man'. eg: "That there's a fly boy, he'd take the eye outta yer head"

Fog aw spuds: Quite a number of potatoes. From: Sally Kelly


Foobarred: 'The cars foobarred' its broken, wrecked. From Davie P

Foosey: Pronunced like 'pussey' meaning sweet treats ie cakes, biscuits,something nice and tasty. heard in the context of grannys fussey cupboard Ballinamallard. From - Sian Ferguson

Foot: Term used to describe arranging turf/peat to aid the drying process
From: Sally Kelly


Footer: Potter, dabble.
To meddle or fuss about without actually getting anything meaningful done. From: Sally Kelly

'Ah spent the whole day just footerin' about.'

'He spends all his time footerin' wi them oul cars.'

Dominic Campbell adds: Footer; used as a noun, denotes clumsiness. eg:"Don't let him fix your watch, he's only an oul footer, and he'll wreck it"


For by: As well as.

'Ah'll have a wee carton of peas for by the fish supper.'


For it: in trouble. You'll be for it if they catch ye. From: Brian Lynes


Fornenst: 1. Opposite, in front of.

'Waddya mean ye can't find it? Sure, it's right there, fornenst ye!'
2. In the future.

'Sure, y'nivver know what's fornenst ye.'

Dominic Campbell adds: Fornent, variant of fornenst, same meaning. eg: "He got a hiding fornent the class"


For til/ for to: To, in order to.

'Ah need that for til wash the dog.'

Forty Faces: A term used to describe someone who engages in duplicitous, slanderous discussion about other people. From: Sally Kelly

Fother: To feed or provide fodder to livestock. From: Sally Kelly

Foundered: Cold, chilled.

"I was foundered after working outside all day!". From: Sally Kelly

Frankie: Belfast person (from coastal Co. Down) Cormac O'Prey

Fraggle: Hippy type female/girl who wears boho chic/ethnic retro type clothing. From: Sally Kelly

Full: Drunk.

'He came home full last night again.'

Fur hatchet: not particularly attractive i.e. 'Shes got a face on her like a fur hatchet' From: Kelly Smith

Futtery: Fiddly (e.g. I can hardly see in your ear - it's a bit futtery). From: Julia Robinson

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