Wednesday, 16 August 2006

Doyle and Doyley

Used as an insult 'you doyle' also 'you doyley'

Mr OED online says,
There are no results

Lisa says, bugger.

And the OED tells me that the nearest 'alphabetical match-point' is 'doze' which is a poor substitute. It did have 'doile' and a whole load of explanation. But the word for me was d-o-y-l-e not doile.

As for 'you doyley'
Nowt there either.

It was still a useful insult to use, even if it didn't mean anything - clever really, cos if you called someone a doyle and your mam heard, you couldn't get dun off her, cos it wasn't a real word, was it?

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