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  1. Irish (of a person) dull or slow; listless
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Word Origin for dawney

of unknown origin
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Historical Examples of dawney

  • Dawney had answered: "If you had your way there would be no Society."

    Villa Rubein and Other Stories

    John Galsworthy

  • Dawney's present, a kitten, made a scene by clawing at her hair.

  • Dawney propped him against the cushions, and loosened his shirt.

  • A shadow fell on the grass, she raised her eyes, and saw Dawney.

  • He dropped her hand, and saying, "Good-night," ran after Dawney.