machree

[muh-kree, muh-khree]

Origin of machree

First recorded in 1820–30, machree is from the Irish word mo chroidhe literally, my heart
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British Dictionary definitions for machree

machree

adjective
  1. (postpositive) Irish my dearmother machree

Word Origin for machree

from Irish mo croidhe
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Word Origin and History for machree

Irish expression, 1829, from Irish-Gaelic mo chroidhe "(of) my heart," hence "my dear!"

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