bog trotter

bogtrotter

[bog-trot-er, bawg-]
noun
1.
a person who lives or travels among bogs.
2.
Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a native or inhabitant of Ireland.

Origin:
1675–85; bog1 + trotter


Historically this term refers to the lower class of Irish peasantry who roamed across the countryside, among the bogs of Ireland.
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bogtrotter (ˈbɒɡˌtrɒtə)
 
n
a highly offensive term for an Irish person

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