Belfast sayings. Popular Belfast and Northern Irish Sayings

A guide to Belfast Sayings, or how to speak Belfast!

Some of the common expressions in Belfast and their ‘translated’ meanings.

Aye – means “Yes”.

Bake – means a persons face

Bout Ye – means “Hello”

Mucker – a friend or mate.

Scundered – embarrased

Taty Bread – as in potato bread (local recipe), and is rhyming slang for DEAD

My favourite has to be Dead On, which translates to ‘everything is ok!’

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Some more Belfast Lingo, thanks to Matty

wa? : short for what

dander: a walk

miggin: horrible (often used in terms of weather!)

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