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British Dictionary definitions for doolan

doolan

noun
  1. NZ informal a Roman Catholic
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Word Origin

probably from the Irish surname Doolan
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Examples from the Web for doolan

Historical Examples

  • And now for the doch-aiv-dhurrss—the stirrup-cup, Mrs. Doolan: that's the darlin'.

    Jack Hinton

    Charles James Lever

  • "Don't be hard on an old woman, now, sergeant," said Mrs. Doolan.

    Lady Bountiful

    George A. Birmingham

  • Driven off by the constable Mrs. Doolan went back to Flanagan's shop.

    Lady Bountiful

    George A. Birmingham

  • Mrs. Doolan clung tightly to his arm with both her skinny hands.

    Lady Bountiful

    George A. Birmingham

  • Mrs. Doolan loosed her hold on the doctor's arm, but she did not go home.

    Lady Bountiful

    George A. Birmingham