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 game. Cat and Dog was played on the streets with two sticks; the larger - the dog, was held in the hand, the smaller - the cat, was on the ground. It had tapered ends so it hopped into the air when struck at either end. Extensively played in India and probably brough to Cork by the Munster Fusiliers.
Derivation: Game called 'TipCat' in England; Gillibanda in India. (Concise Oxford Dictionary)
Also played in various forms in other countries - 'Cattie and Doggie' in Scotland. (Wright)

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