boxty an Irish variation of potato bread made of grated raw potato, mashed potato, and flour. The name is probably an Anglicization of the Gaelic bacús, a term used to describe an oven or baking implement such as a griddle or pan.
Boxty bread has a particular association with a number of midland and northern counties, especially Cavan, Tyrone, Fermanagh, and Derry.
Boxty pancakes and boxty dumplings are also prepared and the consumption of such was held to augment a girl’s marriage prospects:
Boxty on the griddle,
Boxty on the pan,
if you don’t eat your boxty,
You’ll never get a man!