noun Irish English.
Origin of machree
First recorded in 1820–30, machree is from the Irish word mo chroidhe literally, my heart
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Examples from the Web for machree
Avick machree, machree, many a long look—out we will have for it.Fardorougha, The Miser|William Carleton
(postpositive) Irish my dearmother machree
Word Origin for machree
from Irish mo croidhe
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Irish expression, 1829, from Irish-Gaelic mo chroidhe "(of) my heart," hence "my dear!"
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