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  1. spalpeen(Noun)

    A poor migratory farm worker in Ireland, often viewed as a rascal or mischievous and cunning person.

  2. spalpeen(Noun)

    A good-for-nothing person, often used so-named during a good humored ridicule.

  3. Origin: A late 18th century term, From spailpín.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spalpeen(noun)

    a scamp; an Irish term for a good-for-nothing fellow; -- often used in good-humored contempt or ridicule

  2. Origin: [Ir. spailpin, fr. spailp a beau, pride, self-conceit.]

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