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squireen

[skwahy-reen] /skwaɪˈrin/
noun, Chiefly Irish English.
1.
the landowner of a small estate; a squire of a small domain.
Origin of squireen
1800-1810
1800-10; squire + -een diminutive suffix < Irish -ín
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squireen

/skwaɪˈriːn/
noun
1.
(rare) a petty squire
Word Origin
C19: from squire + -een, Anglo-Irish diminutive suffix, from Irish Gaelic -ín
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