from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a person, especially a man, of Irish birth or descent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An Irish nickname for Patrick, originally from Pádrig (or Pádraig) the Irish language form of Patrick.
  • n. An Irish person (sometimes offensive).


Nickname for Irish Gaelic Pádraig, Patrick.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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