Fews Glossary: W


Dialect ‘W’

Wabbley                     (Wobbly) unsteady

Wabbler                     ‘he tuk a wabbler’ he suffered a fit, a ‘turn’

Wad                             handful, i.e. of money, rags, straw etc.

Waited on                     dying, ‘she’s being waited on, God spare her!’

Wag                         n. comic fool: v. to beckon, wave finger threateningly

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Fews Glossary ‘U’


This is the penultimate in our long-running series of an alphabet of words peculiar to, or used in a specific meaning in South Armagh.  We have had few reactions, hostile or supportive, and few additions or corrections.  Please correct this!

Dialect ‘U’

Unbeknownst   :     unknown to

Unchancy       :       unlucky, ‘an unchancy one, that boyo’

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