Meaning of crubeen in English:


Pronunciation /kruːˈbiːn/


  • A boiled pig's trotter as food.

    ‘The front feet are the true crubeens, which have succulent bits of meat concealed around the bones.’
    • ‘Yet Ann kept up the old tradition of churning butter, serving up boxty, potato cakes, crubeens and many other Irish treats.’
    • ‘The last time the whole parish of Narraghmore was involved in such an undertaking was 1925 when you could buy a dozen crubeens for a shilling and nine old pennies or a bottle of Guinness for seven pennies!’
    • ‘And a big crubeen for threepence to be picking while you're able.’
    • ‘True, we didn't have the crubeens, but we had salo - pure pork lard to be consumed with bread and/or potatoes.’


Mid 19th century from Irish crúibín, diminutive of crúb ‘claw, hoof’.