The Irish Slang Challenge Quiz

Q 1. What does it mean if someone is ‘out on the tear’?

  • Very busy
  • Getting lost
  • Out shopping
  • Out socialising
Q 2. What is the meaning of this phrase?

  • They were out with their mum
  • They were out with their friends
  • They were out with their dog
  • They were out with their girlfriend
Q 3. What does the word ‘craic’ mean?

  • Lively
  • Dance
  • Alcohol
  • Fun/gossip
Q 4. If you called someone a ‘chancer’, what would you be referring to them as?

  • A joker
  • Someone who knows a lot
  • Someone who is charming
  • Someone who takes a risk
Q 5. What is the meaning of this phrase?

  • Extremely stupid
  • Failing at something
  • Missing out
  • Doing well
Q 6. What would someone mean by saying this?

  • I was so warm
  • I was so tired
  • I was so happy
  • I was embarrassed
Q 7. Why would someone say this phrase?

  • They love dairy products
  • They would eat anything
  • They are always eating
  • They’re very hungry
Q 8. If someone says ‘I’ll burst you’, what do they mean?

  • That they’ll ask you out
  • That they’ll make you laugh
  • That they’ll pay for you
  • That they’ll fight you
Q 9. What is the meaning of this phrase?

  • He was very confused
  • He was extremely angry
  • He forgot his house keys
  • He was extremely drunk
Q 10. ‘She can do it as a nixer for you!’ What is a ‘nixer’?

  • Unpaid employee
  • An intern
  • Job done unprofessionally
  • Job done for cash to avoid tax
Q 11. What does this phrase mean?

  • I’m unhappy
  • I’m lucky
  • I’m rich
  • I’m fine
Q 12. What does this word mean?

  • A miser
  • A boyfriend
  • A rascal
  • An idiot
Q 13. What are ‘the jacks’?

  • The bus-stop
  • The church
  • The countryside
  • The toilets
Q 14. What does this mean?

  • That’s beautiful
  • That’s unlucky
  • That’s terrible
  • That’s great
Q 15. Do you know what this phrase means?

  • Keeping quiet
  • Hanging around too much
  • Being unkind
  • Fooling around
Q 16. What does this word mean in Dublin slang?

  • A hard-worker
  • A manipulative person
  • A handsome man
  • A child
Q 17. What does this word mean?

  • Awesome
  • Cool
  • Easy
  • Broken
Q 18. What is the meaning of this word?

  • Someone from abroad
  • Someone who can’t be trusted
  • Someone who always gets in trouble
  • Someone from rural Ireland
Q 19. What does this phrase mean in Ireland?

  • Is it working well?
  • Does she look good?
  • How is she feeling?
  • How are things?
Q 20. What does it mean if someone is going to get ‘the messages’?

  • They’re going to listen to their answer machine
  • They’re going to read their emails
  • They’re going to pick up the post
  • They’re going to get the shopping

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