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British Dictionary definitions for alannah

alannah

interjection
  1. Irish my child: used as a term of address or endearment

Word Origin

from Irish Gaelic a leanbh
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Examples from the Web for alannah

Historical Examples

  • Dick Haldane, me darlint, hind the colonel the loan of yer arrum, alannah.

    The Ghost Ship

    John C. Hutcheson

  • "Listen while I tell ye, alannah," said Paddy, coming to an anchor on my camp-bed.

    Yule Logs

    Various

  • And when that time comes, Kitty 'Alannah,' will you ever renumber yer ould grandfather, who won't be to 'the fore' to see it?

    Luttrell Of Arran

    Charles James Lever