Plastic Paddy

Plastic Paddy
A pejorative, used to describe someone who knows little of actual Irish culture, but aggressively asserts their Irish identity. Occasionally used to describe foreign nationals who harbour a nostalgic claim of Irishness due to some distant relationship in their ancestral tree. Often used in the same sense as poseur and wannabe.

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