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  • n. Plural form of praty.

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  • Shane MacGowan pronounces it "pray-tees" in the song, if that helps (or matters).

    March 15, 2010

  • According to The Daily Spud (http://www.thedailyspud.com/2009/03/29/spud-sunday-praties-and-dip/), the word pratie is an anglicisation of the Irish word for potatoes, prátaí, pronounced PRAW-tee.

    March 15, 2010

  • I can't seem to find the pronunciation of this anywhere. Is it pray-tease, proh-tease, prat-ease, or something else?

    February 7, 2007

  • Irish slang for potatoes (archaic?). Usage:
    Goodbye Muirshin Durkin,
    I'm sick and tired of workin'
    I'll no more dig the praties,
    I'll no longer be a fool
    As sure as me name is Carney,
    I'll go off to California
    And instead of digging praties,
    I'll be digging lumps of gold.
    --"Muirshin Durkin," trad., arr. the Pogues, c. 1985

    February 6, 2007