noun Irish English.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of spalpeen
Words nearby spalpeen
Example sentences from the Web for spalpeen
I see'd him onc't knock the top-lights out of a murtherin' spalpeen who was afther injurin' yer Honor's reputation.Barney Blake, The Boy Privateer|Herrick Johnstone
Shure, when that dirty little spalpeen av a Caggs went back on us so, what could Oi do?The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him|Paul Leicester Ford
Wait out there, like a jewel, till I put the beast away, and then you shall call me spalpeen again.
“Go along away out of that, you blundering spalpeen,” said he, with a cuff on the ear.
Ah, go'long wid ye—ye bloody young spalpeen—ye're no more afraid than I am!The Southerner|Thomas Dixon