flitterjigs

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

This word has its origins in the 19th century English spoken in county Donegal in north west of Ireland, where the local people are reckoned to possess the largest lexicon of both English Gaelic in Ireland.

Noun[edit]

flitterjigs

  1. (UK, slang) An item of clothing that is in tatters or ribbons.

References[edit]

  • Traynor, Michael, 1953. The English Dialect of Donegal, A Glossary, Incorporating the Collections of H. C. Hart, M.R.I.A. (1847-1980), Dublin: The Royal Irish Academy.