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cute hoorism

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From cute hoor +‎ -ism.

NounEdit

cute hoorism (uncountable)

  1. (Ireland) Cunning, trickery, cleverness, especially in negative sense: finagling, cynical self-interest.
    • 2007, McGrath & O'Malley, Irish Political Studies Reader, p. 7:
      Some of the articles in this volume point to a culture of individusalism and ‘cute hoorism’ – where people try to get the political system to work for their own individual desires rather than for broad policy changes.
    • 2010, Irish Times, 21 Aug 2010:
      On a positive note, the Rechthaberei culture has bred a society of remarkable, dogged fairness – the opposite of cute hoorism.