gossoon


Related to gossoon: tanist, praties, prates

gossoon

(ɡɒˈsuːn)
n
Irish a boy, esp a servant boy
[C17: from Old French garçon]
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When she began to dance, by way of showing the gossoons what she had seen in the fairy rings at night, the house broke into a prolonged uproar.
Murray also includes The New Gossoon (1930), a state of the nation piece which cleverly deals with the conflict between the anti-colonial generation who forged the conditions of the fledgling Free State and the younger post-colonial generation who prefer a carefree life of flirting, motorbikes, and frittering away the inheritance which their forebears earned through toil and sacrifice.
Sending gossoons to be made oul' mollies of': Rule 127(b) and the feminisation of teaching in Ireland.