- a boy; lad.
Origin of gossoon
1675–85; < Irish garsún boy < Anglo-French, Old French garçon
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Examples from the Web for gossoon
Not bad travelling, Captain, for a bit of a gossoon like that.'Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
Gossoon,' he says, 'put a keg iv sherry wine on th' ice,' he says.Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War
Finley Peter Dunne
There isn't a gossoon in the three baronies but knows that.'
Whoi, you gossoon, I'd never go near the ould spot at all, at all.Jiglets
He is a raal jewel, that gossoon o' mine, an' the light of his father's eyes.Rossmoyne
- Irish a boy, esp a servant boy
C17: from Old French garçon
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