Definition of polthogue in English:

polthogue

noun

Irish English
informal
  • A blow, especially a thump, a punch.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Carleton (1794–1869), writer. From Irish paltóg, † palltóg, perhaps from polt + Irish -óg, suffix forming diminutives.

Pronunciation

polthogue

/pʌlˈtəʊɡ//pɒlˈtəʊɡ/