Irish a foolish man or boy

Word Origin for omadhaun

C19: from Irish Gaelic amadán
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Examples from the Web for omadhaun

Historical Examples of omadhaun

  • Ah, now, ye're jokin' me, ye take me for an omadhaun all out.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

  • Dont ye say, the omadhaun sthripped it off so that he could swim better.

  • Why, to lave me stuck here like a post, and to go off wid that omadhaun Pether.

    The Bunsby papers

    John Brougham

  • Maybe it's a gintleman you want to be; what puts that in your head, you omadhaun?

  • No one was seriously hurt, except "Omadhaun" Doyle, who had been struck on the head by the big mare's hoof.

    An Outback Marriage

    Andrew Barton Paterson