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

Construct: Noun
Definition: A person who is likely to accede to a request for a loan of money.
Use: He's an easy mark.
He usually gives money easily.
Derivation: Irish 'Marc' - "Is maith an marc leis an airgead é - he is a good surety for the money." (Dinneen)
Possibly from a sign used by tramps to denote a good giver.


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