A tough or unruly young man: stay out of that place—the gurriers there would carve you up with knives
More example sentences
- ‘But we do need to send a message to these gurriers who are making life hell in communities that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated by Limerick City Council,’ Mr Mulcahy said.
- There have been some nasty incidents and frightening experiences at the cemetery when low-down gurriers steal property while people are visiting their relatives, he said.
- Of course I was the eejit who left it in the car, but I would have thought that even the gurriers had their own phones like everyone else, but of course my passenger door window was smashed in and the phone and charger whipped.
1950s: perhaps from French guerrier 'warrior', or gur cake, an Irish English term for a mincemeat-filled pastry slice formerly associated with street urchins.