Teague (plural Teagues)
- (derogatory) An Irishman.
- 1706, Ward, Edward, The Wooden World Dissected, third edition, London: M. Cooper, published 1744, page 70:
- He is not so nice as his Superiors, whom nothing will go down with, under right Nantz or Rum; he shall gulp ye down the rankest Stinkibus with as good a Gusto, as a Teague does Usquenaugh, and not be a Doit the worse for it.
- 1779, Johnson, Samuel, “Addison”, in Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, volume 1, Charlestown: Samuel Etheridge Jr, published 1810, page 411:
- Sempronious, in the second act, comes back once more in the same morning to the governor's hall, to carry on the conspiracy with Syphax against the governor, his country, and his family; which is so stupid, that it is below the wisdom of the O—'s, the Mac's, and the Teague's; even Eustace Cummins himself would never have gone to Justice-hall to have conspired against the government.