flitterjigs

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

flitterjigs

  1. (Britain, 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.