Pachal is the nearest english spelling for oafish person.
The "ch" is the same as in loch. From: Gareth
Paddy - describes an untidy or stressful situation,
'I got into a right paddy when I lost my ticket' From: Sian Ferguson
Pahal: big, soft, ineffectual person, a bag of wind.
"Don't worry about him, sure he's only a big pahal" From Dominic
Pamoanyah. Pneumonia,inflammation of the lungs. From
Panady/panada: dish made from boiling bread in milk
and water (with sugar and currants added, or other seasoning to taste.)
Pashin' - raining very heavily, particularly in Ballymena.
Pass-remarkable - means critical or judgmental, always
ready to pass critical remarks. as in: "You're awful pass-remarkable,
so you are." From: Philip
Peasewisp: Untidy heap.
'She just left her clothes lyin' in a peasewisp.'
Peat coom: Remnants of turf/peats - gritty substance
at the bottom of the turf bucket. From: Sally Kelly
Peats: cuttings of turf for the fire (Tyrone). From
Pech - breathe noisily, for example after climbing
a steep hill when a trifle overweight. 'You'd have heard the pechs of
him far enough'. From: Eleanor Ebrahim
Peelers - the police. From Mags
Peery meaning a spinning top. My head goin aroundlike
a peery. From: Des
Pernickedy- fussy From: Stephen Hewitt
Pickin' a plot: Preparing for death. From: Sally Kelly
Piece: 1. Packed lunch.
'Yer man takes a piece t'work that wud feed a regiment.'
2. Sandwich. Definitely not of the prawn and ciabatta variety, more
a round of plain bread with the dollop of jam or, in the past, a sprinking
'Ma, ma, can ah have a piece?'
'Luk at the state o' ye, y're piggin!'
Pinking: Struggling or straining (usually with regard
to a vehicle being driven in too high gear) From: Sally Kelly
Pinting: The act of partaking of alcoholic beverages/libations.
From: Sally Kelly
Pinade... Warm milk,bread and sugar in a bowl. From:
Pishmire: An ant. From: Brian
Dominic Campbell adds: alternative meaning(pron. pishmare). Those little
flies that plague you in the country lanes during summer.
Pishmire, as in "wicked as a pishmire", meaning
a particularly spiteful or unruly person. From Aaron
Pistrogue - probably not correctly spelt, but used
by my (Southern Irish) mother to mean an old wive's tale. Don't know
whether it's a Sligo or Fermanagh border phrase. From Sharon.
Pit - another name for bed. eg, "I'm off to the
pit" From: Aaron
Pitters - potatoes From: Jack
A pitter pit - a clamp of potatoes (praties)(East Tyrone)
"Ah had Pitters & butther for ma dinner" (Dinner wasn't
dinner without the pitters) (Country people had their dinner at lunch
time and their tay when the more posh people were having dinner) From:
Plaiting(pronounced platting)the legs: My mother's,
(God rest her), description of a drunk man.You can visualise the graphics.
From: Jackie Clarke
Plamasser - Used to describe someone who tries to
get round you using flattery. 'He's after something becauses he's plamassing
round me'. From Anne.
Plastered: Drunk, inebriated. From: Sally Kelly
Pluckering meaning a chesty cough. He was coughing
and pluckering all night, sure he has a bad cold. From: Des
Pockle: 1. Awkward, ungainly person. To behave in
a muddled, awkward way.
'He's a right pockle that one.'
'Nivver worry, we'll pockle through'.
2. To walk with difficulty.
'Ye shudda seen him tryin' til pockle up the stairs.'
Another less savoury use of the word pockle is to describe
a pile of dog faeces... as in "You just stepped in a pockle"
From: Tom Coulter
Pointy Head - As in "he took a pointy head and
would'nt do what he was told" From: Shirley
Poke: Ice-cream cone.
'Gis two pokes and a slider, mister.'
Polluted - Drunk. I was polluted last night hi sir.
Pollution: A pest or nuisance. From: Sally Kelly
Poof: (noun) A fart (can also be used as a verb. "Stop
poofing." From - Mark
Porties: Potatoes. From: Sally Kelly
Poultice - an annoying person or creature. From -
Poundies: Potates and scallions mixed with butter and
a dash of milk
Pourin'/pouring:Heavy or torrential rain. From: Sally
Poverty Pack:A 10 pack of cigarettes. From: Sally
Powerful: Very good, fantastic (similar to deadly
or Dead on!) From: Sally Kelly
Powerful - Great. "Thon's jist powerful"
Powerful allthegether - means quite a feat/event.
Jimmy - 'Stormy last night!' Paddy - 'Powerful allthegether!'. From
Praper - as well as "proper", can mean correct,
correctly. "the praper way til do it". The Ulster dialect
has been called Norn Iron Praper. From: Mark
Press: A cupboard, larder or wardrobe. From: Sally
Prog - to steal from -usually an orchard. From: anon
Pukeadute - same as a chav (from the Lower Ormeau
area of Belfast) From: Greg
Pull and Push rhyme with hull and hush in rural areas,
but in Belfast are ususually pronounced pool and poosh. From: Stephen
Pull or pulled, to detain as in I got pulled by the
police or out on the pull as in out with the girls looking for a fella.
From Sian Ferguson
Pull the pin: To end a process abruptly (if referring
to a person usually means they have died ie 'he pulled the pin') From:
Purdy- this is a Co. Tyrone word for a potato- or
purdies for potatoes. From Christine Andrews
Pure: Very, or used to denote an extremity of eg emotions
"He was pure ragin' when he heard the bad news!". From: Sally
Push: To distribute or share cigarettes. From: Sally
Puss: An unpleasant, sulky looking face: 'Look at
the puss on that one, tis enough to stop a clock!' From: Catherine Kelly
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