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  1. Irish a slick self-assertive lower-class Dubliner
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Word Origin for Jackeen

C19: from proper name Jack + -een, Irish diminutive suffix, from Irish Gaelic -ín
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Historical Examples of jackeen

  • Jackeen; a nickname for a conceited Dublin citizen of the lower class.

    English As We Speak It in Ireland

    P. W. Joyce

  • And Jackeen told me after that it had laid hold on his trousers, and he didn't sleep all night with the fright he got.