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colleen

[ kol-een, ko-leen ]
/ ˈkɒl in, kɒˈlin /
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noun
an Irish girl.
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Origin of colleen

1820–30; <Irish cailín, equivalent to caile girl, wench + -ín diminutive suffix

Other definitions for colleen (2 of 2)

Colleen
[ kol-een, ko-leen ]
/ ˈkɒl in, kɒˈlin /

noun
a female given name: from an Irish word meaning “girl.”
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British Dictionary definitions for colleen

colleen
/ (ˈkɒliːn, kɒˈliːn) /

noun
an Irish word for girl
an Irish girl

Word Origin for colleen

C19: from Irish Gaelic cailín a girl, a young unmarried woman
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