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frainey

English translation: small puny child

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English term or phrase:frainey
English translation:small puny child
Entered by: William [Bill] Gray
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07:49 Feb 16, 2007
English to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Cinema, Film, TV, Drama / Cinema
English term or phrase: frainey
Hello Everyone,

I need your help with the meaning of "frainey". Here is the context.

"So you put the come-hither on me. That's how you pay me back, you ungrateful little frainey. Your heart's as cold as a wet Christmas."

Thank you very much in advance.
Yavor Dimitrov
Bulgaria
Local time: 20:30
small puny child
Explanation:
It appears to be an Irish term, offered in the link below on a site about James Joyce.
This quotation from the link:
Frainey; a small puny child:- 'Here, eat this bit, you little frainey.'


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William [Bill] Gray
Norway
Local time: 19:30
Grading comment
Thank you very much, William.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +2small puny child
William [Bill] Gray


  

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
small puny child


Explanation:
It appears to be an Irish term, offered in the link below on a site about James Joyce.
This quotation from the link:
Frainey; a small puny child:- 'Here, eat this bit, you little frainey.'





    Reference: http://www.eiretek.org/chapters/books/Joycenglish/vocab1.htm
William [Bill] Gray
Norway
Local time: 19:30
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thank you very much, William.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Hakki Ucar: little lanky
1 hr
  -> Thank you, Hakki!

agree  xxxAlfa Trans
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