Sunday, December 7, 2008

Word of the Week Dec 7 - 13: larrigan

Word of the Week Dec 7 - 13


Definition according to the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:

larrigan n [phonetics unavailable]. Cp O Sup2 ~ 'a long boot' (1886-). Jocular term for leg, from the knee-boot worn by woodsmen and fishermen. P 43-67 Stretch your larrigans [to the fire]. C 71-103 ~s: legs. It was commonly used by the fishermen when I was a child.

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