Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person who lives in or frequents bogs.
  • noun Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a person of Irish birth or ancestry.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who trots over bogs, or lives among bogs; especially, a contemptuous appellation given to the Irish peasantry, probably from the skill shown by many of them in crossing the extensive bogs of the country by leaping from tussock to tussock, where a stranger would find no footing, and from the frequent use they make of this skill to escape from the soldiery, the police, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who lives in a boggy country; -- applied in derision to the lowest class of Irish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who lives in a boggy country; applied in derision to the lowest class of Irish.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

bog +‎ trotter

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