callant

[kah-luh nt]
Also cal·lan [kah-luh n] /ˈkɑ lən/.

Origin of callant

1710–20; < Dutch kalant fellow, chap, customer < Old North French caland customer
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Contemporary Examples of callan

  • Just last week, Credit Suisse announced that Callan was taking a leave of absence.

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    Making Wall Street Pay

    Charlie Gasparino

    February 9, 2009

  • After she left Lehman, Callan went to work at Credit Suisse to develop a business that, ironically, deals with hedge funds.

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    Making Wall Street Pay

    Charlie Gasparino

    February 9, 2009

  • Keep in mind, Callan left the firm this summer, months before its liquidation, but her departure was controversial.

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    Making Wall Street Pay

    Charlie Gasparino

    February 9, 2009

Historical Examples of callan

  • In due time Mr Callan came down in his night-cap, lantern in hand.

    Kilgorman

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • When we were inside, the gate was shut, and Mr Callan turned his lantern towards me.

    Kilgorman

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • Eleven men, including Callan and two of his fellow ringleaders, were dead.

    Kilgorman

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • Cullen is spelled Callan, and is described as Bothwells chalmer-chiel.

  • Neither Mrs. Callan nor the buckboard was available, but they were welcome to the horse.

    Rolf In The Woods

    Ernest Thompson Seton


British Dictionary definitions for callan

callant

callan (ˈkælən)

noun
  1. Scot a youth; lad

Word Origin for callant

C16: from Dutch or Flemish kalant customer, fellow
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