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.
Sending gossoons to be made oul' mollies of': Rule 127(b) and the feminisation of teaching in Ireland.
From the author's opening note, which refers to, "those gentle times, those guileless gossoons, [which] are now consigned to oblivion" (10), the realistic aims of the narrative are intentionally deflated.