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[bee-uh n]
  1. Bren·dan (Francis) [bren-duh n] /ˈbrɛn dən/, 1923–64, Irish playwright.
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Historical Examples

  • When they were reinforced by a detachment without an officer, Behan took command, and showed great ability.

    The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 4 (of 10)

    James Edward Parrott

  • As soon as we got in the trees, "Old Lady Behan" as we called her, would come running down the street yelling and waving her arms.

British Dictionary definitions for behan


  1. Brendan . 1923–64, Irish writer, noted esp for his plays The Quare Fellow (1954) and The Hostage (1958) and for an account of his detention as a member of the Irish Republican Army, Borstal Boy (1958)
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