Taig

[teɪg]
noun informal, offensive (in Northern Ireland) a Protestant name for a Catholic.
Origin
1970s: var. of Teague, anglicized spelling of the Ir. name Tadhg, a nickname for an Irishman.

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  • Taig — (also Teague, Teg and Teig) is a derogatory term for a Catholic.Rarely heard outside Ireland, Scotland and Minnesota, taig is the most vitriolic slur word in use against Catholics and has been used by some loyalists in Northern Ireland in slogans …   Wikipedia

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  • taig — 1 taig prt. R1l5 žr. 2 taigi: Taig mes buvome vergais, kada jisai mus atpirko? DK34 …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • taig — 2 taig prt. tai: Taig yra prisakymas manas, idant bendrai mylėtumbitės DP528 …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • Taig — n. sl. offens. (in Northern Ireland) a Protestant name for a Catholic. Etymology: var. of Teague, Anglicized spelling of the Irish name Tadhg, a nickname for an Irishman * * * Taig /tāg/ (offensive sl) noun (in Northern Ireland) a Catholic ORIGIN …   Useful english dictionary

  • Taig — This interesting surname is of Irish origin and is the Anglicization of the Gaelic O Taidgh , meaning descendant of Tadhg, the O denoting son of . Tadhg, is a byname meaning bard, poet, or philo sopher. There are many variant forms of this name… …   Surnames reference

  • taig — noun A derogatory term for a Catholic …   Wiktionary

  • taig — Everyday English Slang in Ireland n catholic …   English dialects glossary

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  • Taig — n. (offensive term used in Northern Ireland) Protestant name for a Catholic …   English contemporary dictionary

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