Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
by Seán Beecher
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Construct: Noun
Definition: Water or rain.
Use: The pawny is coming.
The rain is coming.
Derivation: Possibly Hindustani 'Pani' - water. (Concise Oxford Dictionary). Probably brought to Cork by the Munster Fusiliers. Shelta 'Pani' or 'Pawnee' - water from Romani. (MacAlister). Hindustani 'Pani' - water. (Brewer).

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