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Meaning of "culchie" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CULCHIE

From a local pronunciation of the Mayo town of Kiltimagh.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CULCHIE

culchie  [ˈkʌltʃiː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CULCHIE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Culchie is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CULCHIE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Culchie

In Hiberno-English and Ulster-Scots, culchie is a term sometimes used to describe a person from rural Ireland. In Dublin, it is often used to describe someone from without the bounds of the M50 motorway. Likewise, in Belfast the term refers to anyone from outside the Greater Belfast area. It usually has a pejorative meaning, but is also reclaimed by some proud of their rural origin.

Definition of culchie in the English dictionary

The definition of culchie in the dictionary is a rough or unsophisticated country-dweller from outside Dublin.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CULCHIE


bocce
ˈbɒtʃiː
chee-chee
ˈtʃiːˌtʃiː
chincherinchee
ˌtʃɪntʃərɪnˈtʃiː
chinkerinchee
ˈtʃɪŋkəˌrɪntʃiː
debauchee
ˌdɛbɔːˈtʃiː
elchee
ˈɛltʃiː
geechee
ˈɡiːtʃiː
kimchi
ˈkɪmtʃiː
Kochi
kəʊˈtʃiː
lichee
ˌlaɪˈtʃiː
lichi
ˌlaɪˈtʃiː
litchi
ˌlaɪˈtʃiː
lychee
ˌlaɪˈtʃiː
mirchi
miːrˈtʃiː
Penchi
ˈpɛnˈtʃiː
Penki
ˈpɛnˈtʃiː
qi
tʃiː
shchi
ʃtʃiː
vouchee
vaʊˈtʃiː
Wu-lu-mu-ch´i
ˈwuːˈluːˈmuːˈtʃiː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CULCHIE

cul-de-sac
CUL8R
Culbertson
culch
Culebra Cut
culet
culex
Culham
culices
culicid
culiciform
culicine
culinarian
culinarily
culinary
cull
cullay
Cullen
cullender
culler

WORDS THAT END LIKE CULCHIE

Adichie
conchie
crunchie
Frenchie
hoochie
hutchie
maconochie
mochie
nitchie
scratchie
scrunchie
seannachie
sennachie
shanachie
swelchie
techie

Synonyms and antonyms of culchie in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «culchie» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CULCHIE

Find out the translation of culchie to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of culchie from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «culchie» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

culchie
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

culchie
570 millions of speakers

English

culchie
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

culchie
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

culchie
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

culchie
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Culchie
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

culchie
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Culchie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Culchie
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Culchie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

culchie
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

culchie
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Culchie
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

culchie
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

culchie
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शिंपी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

culchie
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

zotico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

culchie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

culchie
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

culchie
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

culchie
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

culchie
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

culchie
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

culchie
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of culchie

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CULCHIE»

The term «culchie» is normally little used and occupies the 133.869 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CULCHIE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «culchie» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «culchie» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about culchie

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CULCHIE»

Discover the use of culchie in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to culchie and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Culchie's Guide to Dublin
Presents an irreverant guide to Dublin, offering information on the city's culture, sights, homes of the rich and famous, and slang.
Jim Connolly, 2009
2
Dublin Wit
There are several theories about the origin of the word 'culchie'. Some believe that it comes from Kiltimagh (Coillte Mach) in County Mayo, while others attribute it to Clonakilty (Cloch na gCoillte) in County Cork. However, when my good friend , ...
Des MacHale, 2011
3
Mosquitoes Don't Drink Rakia
'Now, now, begor a man,' said Culchie emphatically. 'I strongly object to overindulgence. Tiz not good at all, at all.' 'What are you on about?' said Breccia testily. 'The evil in the bottle and all that old cover up nonsense.' 'There is no evil, me girl ...
Mark Cody, 2007
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Buffoonery in Irish Drama: Staging Twentieth-century ...
You don't ever.. .you don't block up the footpath talking to your culchie friends and then take your leave of them by walking backwards info passers-by. I've never once heard you adjudging the crack to be either mighty or ninety lads, and you ...
Kathleen Heininge, 2009
5
Town and Country: New Irish Short Stories
You look like a fucking culchie. You look like a fucking culchie TD. You look like a fucking Fianna Fáil culchie TD. From 1978. It was all the rage,Michael told him, inother places, and Sullivan scowled andran his hand throughit and wondered ...
Kevin Barry, 2013
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Wacky Eire
said that the hallmark of a culchie was 'loyalty to your own people'. He described himself as an ardent supporter of the Mayo footballers, local woman Mary Davis, who was at the time running for president, and Taoiseach Enda Kenny 'because  ...
Geraldine Comiskey, 2012
7
The Kiltimagh renewal: best practice in community enterprise
I am certain that if Gerry were a younger man, given his particular pride in recent developments in the town, he would plant the fuchsia on the Kiltimagh bridges himself. Kiltimagh and the "Culchie" The term "Culchie" was recently added to the  ...
John Higgins, 1996
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Echoes of Titanic
“i, however, am the one who will probably come off as some uneducated culchie,” Jocelyn continued as she packed the last of her things in her suitcase. “Culchie? But you're a townie. We both are. Besides, you are every bit as 'finished' as i ...
Mindy Starns Clark, John Campbell Clark, 2012
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It's a Long Way from Penny Apples
This is an official corporation eviction, and you'll be in the clink if you're not careful." Mary gave the banister another bang with the poker. "Well, aren't you the big, brave culchie now, threatening women and children, sneaking in here when our ...
Bill Cullen, 2004
10
A Woman's Heart
“You'll be thinking I'm just a foolish culchie.” Quinn lifted a brow. “Culchie?” “It means a country person. Usually a daft or stupid one.” “Ah.” He nodded and felt an unaccustomed smile tugging at the corners of his mouth again. “A bumpkin.
JoAnn Ross, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CULCHIE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term culchie is used in the context of the following news items.
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Convicted robber said 'what are looking at, you culchie' before …
Dublin man Michael Coleman (34) called one of the men a “culchie” and began punching him before punching and kicking his brother while he ... «Sunday World, Jul 15»
2
Cannabis grower who represented himself in court accuses garda of …
A man accused of growing cannabis claimed that a garda sergeant was “waffling culchie” at him during a raid on his home. 46-year-old Gerard ... «Sunday World, Jul 15»
3
JOE's Sunday Sessions' Live Band Profile: The Academic
Apropos of not much at all, the lads cite their interests as FIFA (yes), toasted sandwiches (yes) and "culchie waving" (not a clue). You can see The Academic at ... «JOE, Jul 15»
4
Can't cook, won't cook: Can a cookery course save you from a …
While my culchie pals were heating beans and noodles on gas rings in the grotty student bedsits of the 80s, thus acquiring rudimentary culinary ... «Irish Independent, Jun 15»
5
Familiar ground to suit Waady
I joked that he was a typical culchie, buying people pints when they are as cheap as €1.50, but he seemed like a nice bloke and he appreciated ... «Irish Independent, Jun 15»
6
A broken phone box was once the biggest news in town
The people there were painted as backward culchie thicks and hicks by several people, including at least one prominent commentator who ... «Irish Independent, May 15»
7
Pat Heneghan: Bill always gave viewers the impression he was so …
He told me: "Pat, I'm not a culchie, I'm a Corkman." He was very gentlemanly, and committed to his wife and two daughters - they were the main ... «Irish Independent, May 15»
8
Editorial: In defence of Roscommon/South Leitrim
... moment in our nation's history and not downtrodden because some cloistered urbanite(s) have decided it's a good time to hit the culchie thicks with a stick. «JOE, May 15»
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Tomás Ó Sé: I'd have taken his head clean off his shoulders if I was …
The Dub was giving Páidí plenty of the culchie stuff. "Did ye come up on a cattle-truck?" Páidí bided his time and at the right moment levelled ... «Irish Independent, May 15»
10
LISTEN and LEARN: Pamela Ballantine and Richard Wright …
She's a fine wee cuddy and he's a quare fella and together farming fans Pamela Ballantine and Richard Wright lift the lid on culchie-spake. «Belfast Live, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Culchie [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/culchie>. May 2022 ».
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