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  • n. Plural form of bogtrotter.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • They'll love, assuming they take kindly to being called bogtrotters as well.

    Irish Blogs

  • And what need had he of these things in a new country where the most ignorant of bogtrotters had made great fortunes? in this country which asked only that a man be strong and unafraid of work?

    Gone with the Wind

  • Murtagh, without a word of reply, went to the door, and shouting into the passage something in Irish, the room was instantly filled with bogtrotters.

    Participles.

  • When we have it arranged I will call together three hundred, as the Times called them, “bogtrotters, ” but better men never stepped on pavement.

    In Favor of the Repeal of the Union

  • Murtagh, without a word of reply, went to the door, and shouting into the passage something in Irish, the room was instantly filled with bogtrotters, each at least six feet high, with a stout shillealah in his hand.

    The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'

  • Murtagh, without a word of reply, went to the door, and shouting into the passage something in Irish, the room was instantly filled with bogtrotters, each at least six feet high, with a stout shillelah in his hand.

    The Romany Rye

  • Ireland; I was bred up at the English house, and there is at -- a house for the education of bogtrotters; I was not bred up at that; beneath the lowest gulf, there is one yet lower; whatever my blood may be, it is at least not Irish; whatever my education may have been, I was not bred at the Irish seminary -- on those accounts I am thankful -- yes, _per dio_!

    The Romany Rye

  • The word originally meant bogtrotters or wild Irish, and as Penn was

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete 1661 N.S.

  • The word originally meant bogtrotters or wild Irish, and as Penn was Governor of Kildare these may have been some of his Irish followers.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Nov/Dec 1661

  • Happy Passover to Red Sea Pedestrians and assorted bogtrotters alike.

    Francis Sedgemore

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  • And derogatory/offensive term for Irish people.

    January 12, 2009

  • Irish term for peasants

    January 11, 2009