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Naff: Uncool, unfashionable, not hip or trendy. From: Sally Kelly

Nahin': nothing. "What de ye want for yer danner?" "Nahin, I'm not hungry", said she.

 

Napper: Head.

'It fell on m'napper wi such a dunt.'

 

Nark: A miserable, complaining person. From: Sally Kelly

 

Narration spelling possibly incorrect means noise, fuss, ado. 'What's all the narration about?' From Jen

 

Naw: Northern Irish for "No". From: Sally Kelly

 

Near hand: easily reached, convenient to. From: Robert

 

Neb: Nose, nosy, to be nosy.

'Just keep yer neb out of my business.'

'Luk at her, round here nebbin' again.'


Neckin': Same meaning as "courting" or "facing". Eg. Who are ye neckin' this weather? From: Ash

Need my haircut badly: Needing to visit the hairdressers/barbers. From: Sally Kelly

 

Ninety: Brilliant, lively. 'Ach had a great night last night. The craic was ninety!' From: Terence Donnelly

 

No goats toe: not stupid. From: Danny Corr

Norn Iron - Where we live. 'I'm from Norn Iron.' From JBD

 

Notion: Fondness, romantic feelings.

'Ach, he's had a quare notion of her this many's a long day.'

 

'Now' describes the here and now i suppose.
'Now. There's your dinner/wee reciept/drink/change etc etc.
'Now, that's us.' is another one that i can't explain. From: Terence Donnelly

 

Nupes or noops as in, "Here steeky, lendus 50 nupes for to by us a chip". "Can i borrow 50 pence for some french fries stephen my good friend." From: Kevin Mac

 

Nyam (one syllable): Sound made by a cat. As in, "The cat was nyammin' to get out"


Nyamin - crying and complaining. From Claire


Nyuk (one syllable): To steal something. As in, "Did yu nyuk my lighter? From Gerard McCurley
Nyuck: Steal.

'He's up for nyuckin' a beg of sweeties.'

 

Nye or ni: How now - is pronounced, ni and again. Sometimes also pronounced naar.

 

Nyurps or nyerps describes pain 'my arthritis is fair nyurping'
or it can describe someone you don't like, 'he/she gives me the nyurps' From: Sian Ferguson

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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