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  • noun Ireland ostentatiously pious person


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  • Ostentatiously pious individual.

    December 10, 2007

  • "Stung to tears, not so much by the rebuke as by the presence of Hynes and Conway, whom he despised, Peter retorted by calling Mick 'a crawthumper' and 'a bourgeois parasite', and stamped off, in real despair this time."

    - Frank O'Connor, 'First Love'.

    September 5, 2008

  • "I have the crucifix on my breast anyway, the one I bought myself at the mission...But where's the black one that Tom's wife, Tom the crawthumper, brought me from Knock, that last time they had to lock him up?"

    The Dirty Dust by Máirtín Ó Cadhain, translated by Alan Titley, p 3

    June 5, 2016