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mavourneen

or ma·vour·nin

[ muh-voo r-neen, -vawr-, -vohr- ]
/ məˈvʊər nin, -ˈvɔr-, -ˈvoʊr- /
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noun Irish English.

darling; dear.

Nearby words

mauá, maven, maverick, mavis, mavors, mavourneen, mavun, maw, mawger, mawkin, mawkish

Origin of mavourneen

First recorded in 1790–1800, mavourneen is from the Irish word mo mhuirnín my darling
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mavourneen

mavournin

/ (məˈvʊəniːn) /

noun

Irish my darling

Word Origin for mavourneen

C18: from Irish, from mo my + muirnīn love
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