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: A stupid of foolish person, a blunderer.
Use: Don't be doing the browl.
Don't be acting the ignoramus.
Derivation: Possibly from Irish 'Breall' - a fool's mistake. (Dinneen)
Also Irish 'Brell' - an object of disgrace, a mocking stock. (Meyer)
And see - Irish 'Briulla Nó Brealla',
Duine nea-thuisgineach, duine gan puinn c√©ile - a person without sense. (√ď Briain)
'Browl' (Cumbria and Yorkshire, England) - An impudent rude child, saucy, impertinent. (Wright)

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