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Words with Irish roots.

banshee In Irish mythology, a 'banshee' is a female spirit who wails when someone is about to die.
bog The word 'bog' dates to the sixteenth century, and comes from the Gaelic and Irish 'bogach'.
boycott The word 'boycott' comes from the eponymous Captain Charles Boycott, who was the land agent of Lough Mask in County Mayo.
brogues 'Brogues' comes from the Irish and Gaelic 'brogan' meaning shoe.
craic 'Craic' is a chiefly Irish term that describes fun or a good time.
galore While 'galore' is used to indicate that something is in abundance, the word actually comes from the Irish ‘go leór’ meaning sufficiently.
fleadh A 'fleadh' is a festival of Irish or Celtic music and dancing.
puss 'Puss' - as in 'sourpuss' - comes from the Irish 'pus' meaning 'face'.
phoney British English spelling 'Phoney' is an alteration of 'fawney', which derives from the Irish 'fainne'.
trousers The word 'trousers' originates from the Gaelic or Middle Irish 'triubhas' meaning 'close-fitting shorts'.

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