Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
by Seán Beecher
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Construct: Noun
Definition: Fool, trifling matter.
Always used in a negative context.
Use: He's no daw!
He's no fool.
Derivation: Probably Irish 'Dóigh'. "Ní h-aon dóigh an fear sin" - that man is not to be trifled with. (Ó Domhnaill)
Also 'Dáe' - a human being. (Meyer)

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