Top definition
one of the unwashed who frequents the piggery, commonly seen wearing the hoops and ginger hair
theres that tarrier on his way tae the western ferry to go watch the fat midfielder
by f. ricksen August 03, 2003
Get the mug
Get a tarrier mug for your friend Jerry.
A term of sectarian abuse used by members of the Protestant Unionist and Loyalist tribe against fellow Scots of Irish and Catholic origin. The word implies that they are descended from people who stayed behind in Scotland instead of going back "home" to Ireland, and are therefore aliens, Others, and not really Scots.

It is used by people who generally have other antisocial attitudes to, to foreigners, black people and gays, for example. They are not big on human rights and equality.

"Tarrier" is indicative of hate speech.
β€œIf a black man is abused, you’re not just abusing the colour of his skin – you’re abusing his culture, heritage, his background.

β€œIt’s the exact same when I get called a Fenian, a pauper, a beggar, a tarrier. These people have a sense of entitlement, or a superiority complex, and all I do is stand up for myself.”

From "Bigots use Neil Lennon as a surrogate victim for sectarianism", the National, 4 November 2018.
by ejfj formerly of Glasgow November 04, 2018
Get the mug
Get a Tarrier mug for your friend Abdul.