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Here are some Irish slang terms that will confuse Americans

You probably know some of these Irish slang terms but might not know they have a different meaning in the emerald isle.

Getting them wrong could get you into trouble!

A "Ride" is an attractive woman. It could also mean sleeping with an attractive woman

A "Gaff" means a house. In Ireland when a teenager says they have a "free gaff" it means mom and dad won't be home.

"Chipper" Is a fast food place that sells fried foods like fish and chips

"Bold" means bad behavior. It has nothing to do with courage.

A "plaster" is a band aid

"Dear" means expensive not a term of endearment.

"The messages" means running errands or grocery shopping

"Scarlet" means embarrassed like the color of your cheeks

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

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