• synonyms


  1. a part of the refrain to a song deriding the Irish Roman Catholics, popular in England during and after the revolution of 1688.
  2. the song, or the tune to which it was sung.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for lillibullero

Historical Examples of lillibullero

  • A lively song from you—lillibullero from a death's-head—ha, ha!


    William Harrison Ainsworth

  • With what bitterness he's giving us 'Lillibullero,' and he scarcely able to sit on his horse!

    Willy Reilly

    William Carleton

  • One of the characteristics of the good old soldier is his trick of whistling Lillibullero.

  • The ballad of "Lillibullero," a scurrilous attack on the Irish recruits, was sung from one end of England to the other.

  • An instance in point is the celebrated poem "Lillibullero," or, as it is sometimes written, "Lilli Burlero."