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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 (, 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