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Is ' shellacked ' Irish, Scots or British? Great word. Up there with the "P' word you used earlier in the week.
I think the word is derived from shillalegh. It should be spelled shillacked. From the way it 's used in modern context.
Generally , a defeat in an election.
Derived from the shillalegh being a knobbly Irish blackthorn stick used as a cane, also a cudgel or weapon, I would guess it's a Gaelic word.
A walking stick was an aid in a time and place , when people walked everywhere; for miles at a time and land sloped in every direction. Often, it was just for enjoyment.
Homes were tiny, crowded, dark and if the chimney wasn't drawing well or there was a gale blowing, they could be smoky as well.
We didn't think they were tiny because everybody's place was the same size. Two small rooms could accommodate mother and father and seven or eight children. Not often anybody else's children.
We played outside. In the wash-house or the close if it was raining.
I went on to Google to see how the word was defined . In the first page they did not know a derivative.
I could be wrong