Follow Lovin IE

'Pre-Drinks' Has Been Included In The Newest Irish-English Dictionary

By James Fenton

March 7, 2017 at 2:06pm


Anyone fancy a few réamhdheochanna before hitting the town?

The first new Irish-English dictionary in 50 years has been published online this afternoon and it contains a pile of new words and phrases that have only begun to claim prominence As Bearla in recent years. 

The dictionary, found at contains over 3.5 million words in English and Irish and among the new entries are:

  • Selfie: Féinín
  • Mindfulness: Aireachas
  • Emoticon: Straoiseog
  • Pre-drinks: Réamhdheochanna
  • Filter: Scagaire
  • Gangland crime: Coireanna drongchoirpeachta

An maith leat mo féinín? Níl aon scagaire.


READ NEXT: TWEETS: UK Journalist Claims Ireland Isn't Real ― Ireland Responds Hilariously


Subscribe to our Newsletter

Get the best of your city straight to your inbox.

I'd like to receive news and exclusive offers from Lovin IE including competitions, products, commercial partners and activities. By submitting this form you agree to our T&Cs and our privacy policy