Plastic Paddy

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Plastic Paddy (plural Plastic Paddies)

  1. (pejorative) someone who knows little of actual Irish culture, but aggressively asserts their 'Irish' identity. Occasionally used to describe foreign nationals who harbour a nostalgic claim of 'Irishness' due to some distant relationship in their ancestral tree. Often used in the same sense as poseur and wannabe.