- a lad or boy.
- a rascal; scamp.
Origin of spalpeen
Examples from the Web for spalpeen
Historical Examples of spalpeen
Can't ye lend a hand to the spalpeen while you're doing nothing?Manners, Vol 2 of 3
He called this morning and said the spalpeen was doing splendid.The Boy Patrol Around the Council Fire
Edward Sylvester Ellis
Why couldn't that spalpeen have showed himself where he made me expect him?Blazing Arrow
Edward S. Ellis
Why, thin, did the spalpeen say it was himself that was bested?
If ye'll smash that spalpeen I'll be attending to the same wid this one.
- an itinerant seasonal labourer
- a rascal or layabout