When you search for the term 'millbeg' on Urban Dictionary, this is what you get.
In other words, as insults go, it's fairly niche. We're reliably informed by someone who once roomed with an Antrim native that it's a fairly common insult in and around Belfast to the extent that it's often simply referred to as 'wee milly'. Essentially, it would seem to be a word used to describe someone whom you believe to be of a lower socio-economic class than yourself. As Tim Brannigan points out, the closest thing to millbeg in more common vernacular would be 'chav'.
Anyway enough of the 'word of the day' lesson, we're discussing millbeg because of the supreme manner in which Carl Frampton's wife dismissed the insult on social media this weekend. After her husband went ahead and dispatched Scott Quigg in Manchester on Saturday, Christine Frampton took to Facebook to reply to a comment which suggested she looked 'Millbeg classic'.
We're fairly sure that even that one judge who decided to give the fight to Quigg on Saturday would agree that this is a win for Frampton by public humiliation KO.
Boxing World Champion, Carl Frampton's wife reacts to being called a "millbeg" (a Belfast variation on 'Chav') pic.twitter.com/md3XDBsL54
— Tim Brannigan (@tim_brannigan) February 28, 2016
Splendidly put. Pass remarkable ballbag may well be our new favourite insult.