Definitions for spalpeen
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word spalpeen
A poor migratory farm worker in Ireland, often viewed as a rascal or mischievous and cunning person.
A good-for-nothing person, often used so-named during a good humored ridicule.
Origin: A late 18th century term, From spailpín.
a scamp; an Irish term for a good-for-nothing fellow; -- often used in good-humored contempt or ridicule
Origin: [Ir. spailpin, fr. spailp a beau, pride, self-conceit.]
Find a translation for the spalpeen definition in other languages:
Select another language: