alannah

/ (əˈlænə) /

interjection

Irish my child: used as a term of address or endearment

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
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Word Origin for alannah

from Irish Gaelic a leanbh
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Example sentences from the Web for alannah

  • "Listen while I tell ye, alannah," said Paddy, coming to an anchor on my camp-bed.

    Yule Logs|Various
  • Dick Haldane, me darlint, hind the colonel the loan of yer arrum, alannah.

    The Ghost Ship|John C. Hutcheson
  • And when that time comes, Kitty 'Alannah,' will you ever renumber yer ould grandfather, who won't be to 'the fore' to see it?

    Luttrell Of Arran|Charles James Lever