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

Construct: Noun
Definition: In a hurry, anxiety, fuss, agitation (used in adjectival phrase).
Use: He was all a fooster over the arrangements.
He was excited and hurried about the arrangements.
Derivation: Irish 'Fúster' - fussiness, immediate haste. (Dinneen)
And note "Perhaps our word is the result of confusing 'Fuadar' - haste, activity, with 'Fuarcal' panic, terror, and Cornish 'Fouster' - to bustle, to fuss about in a futile purposeless way." (Ó h-Éaluithe)


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