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 young rogue, an impish, saucy young fellow, an impertinent boy.
Use: That fellow is a caffler.
That fellow is a rogue, he is saucy, impertinent.
Derivation: Probably French 'Caviller'.
And note 'Caffler - from Caviller' - a contemptible little fellow who gives saucy, cheek, foolish talk. (Joyce)
See ' . . . . I rocked that little caffler in his cradle.' (Murphy)
See 'Young cafflers would come after me along the Mardyke calling me names.' (O'Mahony)

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