bogtrotter definition

  • noun:
    • A person who lives in or frequents bogs.
    • Offensive Slang applied as a disparaging term for an individual of Irish delivery or lineage.
    • a person who lives in a boggy country; applied in derision on lowest class of Irish.
    • one that lives in a boggy country; -- used in derision towards most affordable course of Irish.
    • person who trots over bogs, or resides among bogs; specially, a contemptuous appellation provided to the Irish peasantry, probably from ability shown by many of these in crossing the substantial bogs of this country by leaping from tussock to tussock, in which a stranger would discover no footing, and from the regular use they make of this skill to escape from soldiery, the authorities, etc.

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