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Teague (A)


An Irishman, about equal to Pat or Paddy. Sometimes we find the word Teague-lander. Teague is an Irish servant in Farquhar’s Twin Rivals; in act iii. 2 we find the phrase “a downright Teague,” meaning a regular Irish character — blundering, witty, fond of whisky, and lazy. The name is also introduced in Shadwell’s play, The Lancashire Witches, and Teague OʹDivelly, the Irish Priest (1688).

“Wasʹt Carwell, brother James, or Teague,

That made thee break the Triple League?”

Rochester: History of Insipids.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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