lairy

• loud, brash. e.g.. "He's a right lairy sod".

Londonisms dictionary. 2014.

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  • lairy — is widely used in Australia to mean either flashily dressed, showy or socially unacceptable . Lairy is thought to have come into Australian English around the end of the nineteenth century from the British slang term leery, meaning wide awake,… …   Australian idioms

  • lairy — adjective a) vulgar and flashy Dont get lairy with me! b) touchy, aggressive or confrontational, usually while drunk Theres always been a weird duality at the heart of New Order …   Wiktionary

  • lairy — UK [ˈleərɪ] / US [ˈlerɪ] adjective Word forms lairy : adjective lairy comparative lairier superlative lairiest British very informal bright or loud in an unpleasant way …   English dictionary

  • lairy — /lair ee/, adj., lairier, lairiest. Australian Informal. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a lair. [1905 10; appar. to be identified with Brit., esp. Cockney slang lairy cunning, knowing, conceited, resp. (repr. dial. pron.) of LEERY1] * *… …   Universalium

  • Lairy — 1. flashy; exhibitionistic; 2. vulgar (from Cockney slang lairy wise, knowing, awake up) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • lairy — Australian Slang 1. flashy; exhibitionistic; 2. vulgar (from Cockney slang lairy wise, knowing, awake up) …   English dialects glossary

  • lairy — lai|ry [ˈleəri US ˈleri] adj BrE informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: leery doubtful, suspicious (18 20 centuries)] behaving in a way that is very loud, or with too much confidence ▪ He s a bit lairy, your friend Mick …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lairy — adj a. flashy, showy, especially in an ostentatious, provocative or vulgar way. This term is especially popular in Australia but was also in use among British youth from the late 1980s. ► Wow, Ches s got a really lairy T shirt. (Recorded, youth,… …   Contemporary slang

  • lairy — /lair ee/, adj., lairier, lairiest. Australian Informal. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a lair. [1905 10; appar. to be identified with Brit., esp. Cockney slang lairy cunning, knowing, conceited, resp. (repr. dial. pron.) of LEERY1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • lairy — adj. of or pertaining to a lair; conceited (British Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

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