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

Construct: Noun
Definition: A haw, the berry of the whitethorn.
Use: We were picking skeories.
We were picking haws.
Derivation: Irish 'Sceachóir' - a haw, the fruit of the dog-rose. But note 'Skeory', the latter meaning has never been heard of by the author, the fruit of the dog-rose is commonly known as hips, 'itchy-backs', 'jacky-dorys'. (Ó h-Éaluithe). Note 'Itchy-backs' - the seed of the haws or dog-roses was taken, a light fluffy irritant, and pushed down inside children's clothes to cause itchiness, hence 'itchy-backs'.


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