Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
Originally by Seán Beecher
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CRACKAWLY

Construct: Adjective
Definition: Stupid.
Use: He's crackawly.
He is a stupid person.
Derivation: Possibly Old English 'Crack' - a crazy or soft-headed person. The Irish 'Éalaí' may have been added. (Partridge)
Nore 'Crackaulee' - a giddy young person of destructive habits, or 'Creacaill' - a person of cross diposition; also 'Creacaille, perhaps 'Creach aillidhe' (unwarranted suffix of agency) or English 'Crack-all.
Note 'Craiceálaí' (Waterford). (Ó h-Éaluithe)


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