Origin of colleen
Definition for colleen (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for colleen
No one can understand how you feel when you visit Colleen and the kids.
His wife, Colleen, had been rinsing plates at the sink and putting them in the dishwasher.
Since then Colleen Howe hasn't missed more than four or five home games.
“They tell me the buses don't run here after 4:30,” Colleen said to him.
Colleen Mathis, an Independent, was later reinstated by judicial order.Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Mystery Trip, Reportedly to Afghanistan|Terry Greene Sterling|December 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Nothin's asier; you have only to spake out; besides it's your business, bein' the colleen's father.Fardorougha, The Miser|William Carleton
The novel has no concern with college life, and is far better described by its stage-title, The Colleen Bawn.Irish Books and Irish People|Stephen Gwynn
But what became of that Irish colleen you used to moon over?The House of a Thousand Candles|Meredith Nicholson
Meeting me she asked me about our passage home on the Colleen Bawn, and I told her of it.The Seiners|James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
Why, then, you're right, colleen; but it's a job I don't fancy.Light O' The Morning|L. T. Meade
British Dictionary definitions for colleen
Word Origin for colleen
Word Origin and History for colleen
fem. proper name, from Irish cailin "girl," diminutive of caile "girl, woman."