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

Construct: Noun
Definition: Good-looking man.
Use: He's a masher.
He's very attractive.
Derivation: Irish 'Maise' - beauty, 'Maiseach' - beauty, well-dressed, decorated. (Dinneen)
'Maise' - goodliness, comeliness, fineness. (Joynt)
and 'Maiseach' - dress elegantly.
and 'Deg-maiseach' - very beautiful. (Marstrander)
and 'Masher' - an exquisite, a lardy-dardy swell who dresses aesthetically (1880). (Brewer)


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