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taig

noun
  1. Ulster dialect, often derogatory a Roman Catholic

Word Origin

variant of the Irish name Tadhg, originally signifying any Irishman
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Examples from the Web for taig

Historical Examples

  • Taig: And I will drag your darling from you as sure as there's foxes in Oughtmana!

    Three Wonder Plays

    Lady I. A. Gregory

  • Taig: I'll cut him crossways and lengthways the same as a yard of frieze!

    Three Wonder Plays

    Lady I. A. Gregory

  • Taig: The Queen is befriending me and in dread of losing me.

    Three Wonder Plays

    Lady I. A. Gregory

  • Taig: If I didn't I'd be tore with his claws and scorched with his fiery breath.

    Three Wonder Plays

    Lady I. A. Gregory

  • Taig: It is so, where I was after being told she would be given as a wife to the first man that would come into the house.

    Three Wonder Plays

    Lady I. A. Gregory