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:
(Last time I seen him he was failed but now he's well meant.) From:
Fair spittin': Very, very, very angry, irate. From:
Faired. It's stopped raining. It's faired. From: Linda
Fally. Follow,"you go on, an I'll fally ye"
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:
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
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
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
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:
Flash: To distribute or share cigarettes. From: Sally
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
Fother: To feed or provide fodder to livestock. From:
Foundered: Cold, chilled.
"I was foundered after working outside all day!". From: Sally
Frankie: Belfast person (from coastal Co. Down) Cormac
Fraggle: Hippy type female/girl who wears
boho chic/ethnic retro type clothing. From: Sally Kelly
'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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