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1 : A scamp; an Irish term for a good-for-nothing fellow; -- often used in good-humored contempt or ridicule.

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1 : Spalpeen

n.

A scamp; an Irish term for a good-for-nothing fellow; -- often used in good-humored contempt or ridicule.

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Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology
    • 1.2 Pronunciation
    • 1.3 Noun
      • 1.3.1 Quotations
      • 1.3.2 See also
    • 1.4 References

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A late 18th-century term, from Irish spailpín.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /spalˈpiːn/

Noun[edit]

spalpeen (plural spalpeens)

  1. (Ireland) A poor migratory farm worker in Ireland, often viewed as a rascal or mischievous and cunning person.
  2. (Ireland, sometimes affectionate) A good-for-nothing person.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1979, Thomas Flanagan, The Year of the French (New York: The New York Review of Books):
    "And they stood you before the magistrates like a spalpeen or a tinker."
    "Sure the French wouldn't bring with them barrels of coppers for the spalpeens of Connaught. It is murder and bloodshed they would bring."
  • 2002, Joseph O'Conner, Star of the Sea (Vintage 2003), page 25:
    The men were mainly evicted farmers from Connaught and West Cork, beggared spalpeens from Carlow and Waterford; a cooper, some farriers, a horse-knacker from Kerry; a couple of Galway fishermen who had managed to sell their nets.

See also[edit]

  • guttersnipe

References[edit]

  • merriam-webster.com.
  • [1].
  • encarta MSN.
  • Spalpeen. The New Oxford American Dictionary. Second ed.