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flitterjigs

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

This word has its origins in the 19th-century English spoken in county Donegal in the northwest of Ireland, where the local people are believed to possess the largest lexicon of both English and Gaelic in Ireland.

NounEdit

flitterjigs

  1. (Britain, slang) An item of clothing that is in tatters or ribbons.

ReferencesEdit

  • Traynor, Michael, 1953. The English Dialect of Donegal, A Glossary, Incorporating the Collections of H. C. Hart, M.R.I.A. (1847-1980), Dublin: The Royal Irish Academy.