Irie, pronounced [ahy-ree], is a Jamaican slang word par excellence.
Why do Jamaicans say Irie?
The Jamaican saying “irie” is often used to mean “everything is alright and fine.” Note that Jamaica has numerous variations when it comes to greeting someone. When someone asks “How are you feeling?” or “How yuh stay?” an appropriate response would be, “Mi irie.”
How do you say the name Irie?
What does Irie mean?
Save to list. Both. English. From the Jamaican meaning “cool, good, nice” or “peace, harmony”.
Is Irie a girl name?
The name Irie is a girl’s name meaning “positive and powerful”. A name used in the Caribbean, taken from the Rastafarian term that translates best to “positive and powerful.” Rastas often greet each other by saying, “Are you feeling Irie today?”
What does Rude Boy mean in Jamaica?
noun. (in Jamaica) a lawless urban youth who likes ska or reggae music. ‘Suits modeled on those of the Jamaican rude boys were often worn in the evening, but day or night, the skinhead look was hard, masculine, and working-class. ‘
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