pithogue

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Etymology[edit]

Hiberno-English, a borrowing from Irish piteog (an effeminate person), from Middle Irish pit (female pudenda).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pithogue (plural pithogues)

  1. (Ireland) an effeminate man, a dandy, a sissy
  2. (Ireland) a homosexual

References[edit]

  • Patrick S. Dineen, An Irish-English Dictionary (Dublin 1927)