colleen


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col·leen

 (kŏ-lēn′, kŏl′ēn′)
n.
An Irish girl.

[Irish Gaelic cailín, diminutive of caile, girl, from Old Irish.]

colleen

(ˈkɒliːn; kɒˈliːn)
n
1. an Irish word for girl
2. an Irish girl
[C19: from Irish Gaelic cailín a girl, a young unmarried woman]

col•leen

(ˈkɒl in, kɒˈlin)

n.
an Irish girl.
[1820–30; < Irish cailín=caile girl, wench + -ín diminutive suffix]

colleen

An Irish word for a young girl.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colleen - an Irish girl
fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman - a young woman; "a young lady of 18"
Translations

colleen

[ˈkɒliːn] N (Irl) → muchacha f

colleen

n (Ir) → junges Mädchen, Mädel nt
References in classic literature ?
Tobin advertised in the papers, but nothing could be found of the colleen.
Well, it's the colleen inside of them that must settle the question; for it's outside the jurisdiction of a Bodymaster--and the Lord be praised for that
in Cook County, Illinois on behalf of Colleen Sappington.
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The bank said that it has named Colleen Goggins to its board of directors.
Northern Ireland LowLow Unislimmer of the Year Colleen Quinn is all smiles yesterday after winning the weight loss contest just four weeks ahead of her wedding.
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