noun (often lowercase) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
- a contemptuous term for a person of Irish birth or descent.
- (sometimes not capital) derogatory a slang name for an Irishman or a Roman Catholic
- Australian the tails side of a coin
n.derogatory slang for “Irishman,” 1856, from nickname of common Irish name Michael (q.v.).