Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
by Seán Beecher
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Introduction · Acknowledgements

Construct: Noun
Definition: Bad card player.
Derivation: Old men played cards, usually Don in the Old Band House in the Mardyke (opposite College entrance). The stake was one farthing a corner. The standard of play was bad - hence "A band-house player".

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