Wee 'uns, weans: Small childer.
'God love 'im, there's a wee want there.'
Wait on us: Wait for me.
'Ah've been waitin' on the bus for half an hour.' 'Wait on us, will
'He wheeked it outa m'hand before ah cud see what it was.'
Willicks: Shellfish, usually boiled and eaten by drawing
out the flesh with a pin.
Windy: Window. Also pronounced winda.
Wire: High opinion. 'He has a quare wire about himself,
thinks he's the fella in the big picture.'
'What's for wur tea, ma?'
Willick - Slang for nose, "he's always pickin'
his willick." From: Farnsbarn
Wringin- soaking wet. From: Stephen Hewitt
What! - Indeed! As in, "It was founderin' could
last night, wasn't it!"
"Oh! What! Never was as cold" From: Cormac O'Prey
Wing: A penny coin. From: John Maze
Weaddiya hear: meaning, 'Listen to me in anticipation
of what I am about to say for it is interesting.' Often used in the
telling of anecdotes, and as a conversation opener, as in, 'Here, weaddiya
hear'. From Denise
Wudn't wipe yer eye: Wouldn't steal from you. From
Wheaker - What a wheaker, big,large,good or great.
From: Bill Gwynne
Well put on - looking smart. 'Headin tae the meetin
hoose of a Sunday morning the childer wur quare an weel put on.' From
Wife - Used ironically meaning unmarried female partner.
"Where's the wife the night" From: James Mulholland
Willies: "He gives me the willies" He gives
me the creeps. He is a weirdo. From: Anncestor
Wick - stupid, rubbish. "that's wick" From
Wise the bap - Similar to 'Catch yerself on'. From:
Wheen - a small number "In a wheen of days time"
or "give me a wheen of those sweets" From: anon
Wizened: shrivelled, dried up. As in James Young's
line from the Ballymena farmer going to buy a ring for his intended
"Why is it all you jewellry men have all wee wizened faces"
(Not only peculiar to Ballymena). From Robert
Weesht - A word my da used when he wanted all the
kids to listen or be quiet. From Davy Osborne
Wringing (or ringing) adj. very wet From Al
Welthead. someone who is not quite the full shilling.
Wrallops (rallops?) : She tore me to wrallops - she
criticised me harshly. From A Byrne
Walkin' (as Leppin): flea-ridden. "Keep away
from that oul' boy, sure he's walkin'" From: Dominic Campbell
Wilepile - a lot of something. From Ian
Wise up- be reasonable. Also, Wise the bap! From:
Wind yer neck in! - Could you please desist from talking.
Wheeker/weaker - good, great, amazing From: Chris
Who ate your bun? meaning what is wrong with you.
From: Des Hamill
Weren't'n you - were not you/were you not, going to
do that? From Jane
What about ye?- how are you? 'what about ye kid' From:
Wert - a small person; someone of little consequence.
"Don't be lettin thon wee wert borr ye" From: Daisy
Wild: Very, as in "It's a wild wet day the day",
mostly used in Derry area. From: Alan Armstrong
Wile (or wil' as in wild): Adds emphasis to something.
"That's a wile expensive book" or "we had a wile good
time". I had a lot of friends from the north of RoI and Northern
Ireland and they used 'wile' a lot. From: Adrian Murphy
Way er that wi ye - expression of disbelief. From
Wet to brew a pot of tea. yorkshire equal mash the
tea. From: Sian Ferguson
Wur: With. "He used to go out wur ar Sharon". From
Wee buns: Easy.'Thon exam was wee buns' From Anon.
Wrote - drunk. 'I was wrote aff the map last night.'
From JP Devlin.
Wobbler, when someone expresses anger externally.
'He's thrown a wobbler.' From: Donna Knapper.
Wee man, a boy's genital area. 'Put yer wee man away.'
From Donna Knapper.
Windystool. Window sill. From: Anon.
Wan - one (mostly in Derry but also used in Tyrone)
'Give us wan o' them sodas'. From JP Devlin
Wadge: A generous piece/slice of a particular foodstuff
or thing ie 'Give us a wadge of that cake!' From: Sally Kelly
Wan: Northern Irish for 'one'. From: Sally Kelly
Wee: Small in amount or stature. From: Sally Kelly
Wee Mary Ann: Alcoholic drink comprising vodka and
white lemonade. From: sally Kelly
ween: A small amount of something. From: Sally Kelly
well had: Embarrassed to be caught out doing something
you shouldn't be doing. From: Sally Kelly
Well Oiled: Drunk, inebriated. From: Sally Kelly
We'un/wane: A small child (Co Derry/Derry City); the
youngest in the family. From: Sally Kelly
What about ye?: Greeting meaning "How are you?"
(exclusively Derry City); usually abbreviated to 'Bout ye?' From: Sally
Whole hanlin': Disaster, crisis. From: Sally Kelly
Wick: Uncool, silly, naff. From: Sally Kelly
Wile/wil'/wild: Terrible/disastrous ie 'Oh dear…….
wile/wil'/wild superlative usually replaces 'very' ie 'He told a wile
funny story'. From: Sally Kelly
Wrecked: Very tired, exhausted (or very embarrassed
if you are from Derry City) From: Sally Kelly
Wrecked to the bone: colloquialism. An extension of
very embarrassed (see above) - predominately Derry City. From: Sally
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