Dublinese

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Dublin +‎ -ese

Proper noun[edit]

Dublinese

  1. The dialect spoken in Dublin.
    • 1972, Hélène Cixous, The exile of James Joyce
      His spicy language is both best-quality Dublinese in the style of John Joyce and that of James Joyce the accomplished parodist.
    • 1999, Anthony Cronin, Isaac Cronin, Samuel Beckett: The Last Modernist
      When Beckett arrived one of the first surprises was his Dublin accent; but Lennon was also somewhat taken aback by the idiomatic Dublinese of his discourse...
    • 2002, Sarah Hartley, Mrs P's journey: the remarkable story of the woman who created the A-Z map
      Neighbours would strain to hear if the fast passionate arguments were being conducted in Italian or high-speed Dublinese.
    • 2008, Anna McPartlin, Apart from the Crowd
      ...he found her flat Dublinese as difficult to navigate, but by the end of that night language had lost meaning...

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