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Jackeen

Somebody from Dublin, referring to a period when Dubliners were more socially connected to the British than the rest of Ireland, hence became known as Union Jack-eens

Country Code:IE
Submitted August 18th, 2005 by: Psyco Syd

Comments

Well, this is now completely out-dated, you know. Comment by: alexander albertoni   
actually, we use it quite a lot Comment by: maddog   
The term orginated at the turn of the twentieth century when Queen Victoria visited Dublin, and the people lined the streets waving Union Jack flags. Henceforth, Dublin people were known as Jackeens [as told to me by a Dubliner] Comment by: langer   

 
 

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