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(Irish) a foolish man or boy
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C19: from Irish Gaelic amadán
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  • And what was it the omadhaun did, but challenge the whole box and dice of the fairies to beat him at playing the pipes.

    Bits of Blarney R. Shelton Mackenzie
  • Dont ye say, the omadhaun sthripped it off so that he could swim better.

  • Ah, now, ye're jokin' me, ye take me for an omadhaun all out.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • No one was seriously hurt, except "omadhaun" Doyle, who had been struck on the head by the big mare's hoof.

    An Outback Marriage Andrew Barton Paterson
  • Maybe it's a gintleman you want to be; what puts that in your head, you omadhaun?

  • No gang of men ever picked me for an omadhaun in the morning but found out they were mistaken before night.

    Sonnie-Boy's People James B. Connolly
  • Why, to lave me stuck here like a post, and to go off wid that omadhaun Pether.

    The Bunsby papers John Brougham

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