Gaawpin = looking or staring 'What are you gaawpin
at?' From: Terence Donnelly
Gabshite - referring to someone who talks loudly on
a subject he knows nothing about. From: Tyrone
Gack: An uncool, uncultured, unfashionable person.
From: Sally Kelly
Gacky: Uncool, not with it, unfashionable,
socially unacceptable. From: Sally Kelly
Galouses: Braces, trouser suspenders. From: Sally
Gam - Person of low intelligence. 'That big gam couldn't
tie his own shoelaces.' From: JP Devlin
Ganch: Oaf, ill-mannered person.
Ganch - clumsy awkward person. "stop fallin about
the place ye ganch ye" From: Tyrone
Ganzee - pullover or sweater ie 'put that ganzee on
or y'll catch a dose' From: David Graham / Gansey -
Sweater, Jumper from Donegal/derry area. From Ian McConnell
Gansie: A sweater, jumper , jersey (directly from Gaelic
'geansai'). From: Sally Kelly
Gawkin, to look at someone for a long time. 'Quit
gawkin at me will ya.' From: Donna Knapper.
Gawky, would not be called one of the beautiful people
today. 'I think he's gawky looking.' From Donna Knapper.
Gebbin/geb: Talking, gossiping.
'Thon one spends half her life gebbin in the street.
Geek: Look with caution or furtively.
'Have a wee geek an' see if he's still there.
Geg, joker, 'Yer a right geg aren't ya.' From R. Kennedy
Geggin: IE, "Are you geggin kid." Meaning,
I do believe you are pulling my leg. From: John Gibson
Get off with: To engage in romantic liaisons. From:
Gipe: A clown; a person [usually young person] who
acts in a silly manner, fooling around etc. From: Sally Kelly
Ginny or Ginny Ann - A wimpish boy or a boy given
to complaining - "You're acting like a wee ginny ann." From:
Girn: Complain, whinge, cry.
'It's the girnin' child that gets the tit.'
Give er dicksy! meaning to get a move on or shift
it. From Christopher
Give off - chastise "oh ma don't give off to me."
Give out:To reprimand, scold, admonish/ to
shout in a bad tempered manner. From: Sally Kelly
Give over - be quiet. From: Chloe
Glaked or glakit - Vacant or gormless looking. From
Glar: Sticky mud. Also used to describe anything of
a similar sticky consistency.
'C'mere chile, til ah wipe away thon oul glar from yer eye.'
Glar should be spelt "glaur", it comes from
Norse for mud. it's Irish equal is "clabber". these are not
dialect, they are in the english dictionary. From Gareth
Gleed: clue, sense. eg: "He hasn't a gleed"
- He's not clued up. Indicates naivete. From Dominic Campbell
Gleek: to "whick" your glasses on and off
frequently, in the manner of Bamber Gascoigne. To be constantly fidgeting.
From Leda, Fermanagh
Gleek: To steal a look or take a peek, peep or glimpse.
From: Sally Kelly
Glory hole, was a closet (or roof space?) with anything
and everything in it. 'You never know what you'd find in that thar glory
hole.' From Donna Knapper.
Get: abusive term for a nasty individual(usually a
child) as in "He's a crafty wee get, so he is" From: Alan
Stephen Irwin adds: get really means bastard, derived from 'beget' as
in 'Serug ... begat Nahor' Genesis 11, 22
Glipe: Uncouth person.
Glunter (or "glunther"): An oversized person
with an ungainly way about them. From: Michael Graham
Goat: Term of dispondency...if I goalkeeper lets an
easy shot past you'd say 'Hey big lad, you couldn't save stamps, ya
GOAT ya!!!!!!!!!' From: Stella Shandy.
Gob - Mouth From: Brian
Gomeril. Stupid person - "Thon fella's a great
gomeril, so he is." From: F. Butler
Gonk: A shock, a disappointment, to be rendered speechless
ie "I got a quare gonk". From: Sally Kelly
Good gomity: Expression of surprise (from God Almighty)
- rare now. From: Brian
Good-livin - pious or very (perhaps overly) religious.
From: Stephen Hewitt
Googly: Usually used when describing eyes that are
large, protruding and bulging. From: Sally Kelly
Gombeen - Country sharp. From: Brian
Gorb: A greedy person/glutton, a person who
consistently overeats. From Sally Kelly
'A'd rarr keep that gorb for a week than a fortnight.'
Goupen: meaning a double handful as in 'given them
cattle a goupen o' meal'. From Pete
Gowl: Yell, roar.
'He let up with such a gowl that m'heart near stopped altigerr.'
Gowlder: A loud shout/ roar. From: Sally
Grand: Good, fine, acceptable ie "That's
a grand day". From: Sally Kelly
Gra: Liking - 'He'd a wile gra for the drink'. From
Graip: four pronged fork for digging or lifting manure.
Grass: A telltale, someone who cannot keep their own
counsel. From: Sally
Gravy ring - a ring-shaped doughnut. From Sandi Luney.
Great: On friendly terms, well.
'Ach, him and her's been quare 'n' great these years.'
'A'm gettin on great wi that wee job now that ah've got the right tools.'
Great sport: Fun, chat and banter, great
enjoyment and laughter. From: Sally Kelly
Greet: to cry (greetin' = crying) as in "He's
aalways greetin' aboot somethin'" or as in "greetin' wains"
(crying children) From: John Sloan. Leslie Forsythe adds: as a child
I was once told, by a Ballymena man, "you're like a Xmas card,
you're always greetin'"
Grope. Slang name for the Grosvenor Hall, where they
showed films on Friday evenings for a silver collection. From John Maze
Ground: place, locality. eg: "Don't go there,
it's a bad ground, that." or for a smart, upmarket area: "It's
no ill ground." From: Dominic Campbell
Gub: Mouth (particularly
if said mouth is on the large side). From: Sally Kelly
Gubbie: Having a particularly large mouth
or toothy smile. From: Sally
Guider: a home made go-kart made with a plank of wood,
4 wheels (usually from a pram) guided by a rope. A boy's toy. Often
decorated with bottle-tops, the more the better. From: Linda
Guipe: (unestablished spelling, used in Tyrone, rhymes
with guide): Idiot, gullible person. "Sure he's only a guipe".
Also used as a verb for wandering around aimlessly. "He was guipin'
around the house, lukin for god knows what" From: Dominic Campbell
Gulder: Loud shout.
'He let out a gulder that wud've wakened the dead.'
Gulpin: A fool, clown or oaf. From: Sally Kelly
Person slow on the uptake.
' Sure that gulpin wouldn't know what you're talking about.' From: JP
Dominic Campbell adds: Gulpin is often used to describe an uncouth,
unmannered person. (esp. in Tyrone) eg: "That's an ignorant gulpin,
so he is"
Gunk: Disappointment, letdown.
'He's in for a quare gunk when he finds out.'
Gunk: Also used for shock. From: Brian
Gurrier - Coarse person from Dublin. From Brian.
Gutters meaning dirt mess As in 'dont bring those
gutters inti the hoose.' From Jen
Guttie. To accelerate, to speed up, "give er
the guttie" From John Maze
Gutties: PE/gym shoes.
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