Tarrier meaning

A layabout or loiterer; Someone who tarries.
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(slang, derogatory, UK, ethnic slur) A Roman Catholic of Northern Ireland or Scotland.
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Comparative form of tarry: more tarry.
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Obsolete form of terrier.
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Origin of tarrier

The Roman Catholic slang variation is possibly derived from Saint Erasmus being labeled as a tarrier of time before torture and execution for his beliefs.