noun Irish English.
HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Origin of spalpeen
Words nearby spalpeen
Example sentences from the Web for spalpeen
I hadnt me shillaleh wid me, and I was in too much danger of overhauling the spalpeen.The Boy Patrol Around the Council Fire|Edward Sylvester Ellis
"Divil an inch," replied the spalpeen; but he got himself off the threshold, and returned his position on the step.A Rivermouth Romance|Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Leave that gun like she is, you spalpeen, or I'll send you to the fishes!A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F.|Rutherford G. Montgomery
Isn't it in comfort I'm lying for the first time since that spalpeen behind the hedge tried to fell me to the earth?Light O' The Morning|L. T. Meade
“Divil an inch,” replied the spalpeen; but he got himself off the threshold and resumed his position on the step.