bogtrotter

[ bog-trot-er, bawg- ]
/ ˈbɒgˌtrɒt ər, ˈbɔg- /

noun

a person who lives or travels among bogs.
Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a native or inhabitant of Ireland.

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Origin of bogtrotter

First recorded in 1675–85; bog1 + trotter

historical usage of bogtrotter

Historically this term refers to the lower class of Irish peasantry who roamed across the countryside, among the bogs of Ireland.
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British Dictionary definitions for bogtrotter

bogtrotter
/ (ˈbɒɡˌtrɒtə) /

noun

a highly offensive term for an Irish person
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