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

Construct: Noun
Definition: A foolish type of person.
Use: I'm no sawney.
I'm no fool.
Derivation: 'Sawney' - local version of Sandy, short for Alexander, a derisive nickname for a Scotsman, a simpleton, also foolish, foolishly sentimental. (The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary). 'Sawney' - a stage Scotsman, hence a caricature, a foolish person. (Bartley). See 'H.L.I.'. 'Sawney' - a fool (general use Ireland and England). (Wright).


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