millie

See also: Millie

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the English diminutive given name Millie.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

millie (plural millies)

  1. (Northern Ireland, 19th Century, pejorative or affectionate) a mill-worker, usually a young, working class woman working in the factories of Ireland's linen industry.[1]
  2. (modern, pejorative or affectionate) A working class, harsh-spoken woman, often unemployed (also mil-bag).[2]

See alsoEdit

  • Essex Girl (English equivalent)
  • chavette
  • spide or steek (the male equivalent)
  • skanger (Republic of Ireland equivalent)
  • Lumpenproletariat
  • Senga (Scotland equivalent)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BBC Newsline broadcast 27th of May 2010
  2. ^ Give my Head Peace

External linksEdit

Last modified on 27 November 2013, at 21:05