alannah

/ (əˈlænə) /

interjection

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

Nearby words

  1. alanbrooke,
  2. alani,
  3. alania,
  4. alanine,
  5. alanine aminotransferase,
  6. alans,
  7. alant starch,
  8. alanyl,
  9. alaouite,
  10. alap

Word Origin for alannah

from Irish Gaelic a leanbh

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Examples 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