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: In a hurry, anxiety, fuss, agitation (used in adjectival phrase).
Use: He was all a fooster over the arrangements.
He was excited and hurried about the arrangements.
Derivation: Irish 'F√ļster' - fussiness, immediate haste. (Dinneen)
And note "Perhaps our word is the result of confusing 'Fuadar' - haste, activity, with 'Fuarcal' panic, terror, and Cornish 'Fouster' - to bustle, to fuss about in a futile purposeless way." (√ď h-√Čaluithe)

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