- a lad; boy.
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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Examples from the Web for callan
Just last week, Credit Suisse announced that Callan was taking a leave of absence.
After she left Lehman, Callan went to work at Credit Suisse to develop a business that, ironically, deals with hedge funds.
Keep in mind, Callan left the firm this summer, months before its liquidation, but her departure was controversial.
In due time Mr Callan came down in his night-cap, lantern in hand.
When we were inside, the gate was shut, and Mr Callan turned his lantern towards me.
Eleven men, including Callan and two of his fellow ringleaders, were dead.
Cullen is spelled Callan, and is described as Bothwells chalmer-chiel.The Mystery of Mary Stuart
Neither Mrs. Callan nor the buckboard was available, but they were welcome to the horse.Rolf In The Woods
Ernest Thompson Seton
- Scot a youth; lad
C16: from Dutch or Flemish kalant customer, fellow
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