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British Dictionary definitions for bawneen

bawneen

noun
  1. Irish a variant spelling of báinín
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Historical Examples

  • Peter Joyce was perfectly content to wear a "bawneen" of homemade flannel and a pair of ragged trousers.

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    James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham

  • Little clothes he had on, but on his head a quarter cap, and a sort of a bawneen about him.

  • Bawneen; a loose whitish jacket of home-made undyed flannel worn by men at out-door work.