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squireen

[ skwahy-reen ]
/ skwaɪˈrin /
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noun Chiefly Irish English.

the landowner of a small estate; a squire of a small domain.

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Origin of squireen

1800–10; squire + -een diminutive suffix <Irish -ín
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British Dictionary definitions for squireen

squireen

squireling (ˈskwaɪəlɪŋ)

/ (skwaɪˈriːn) /

noun

rare a petty squire
C19: from squire + -een, Anglo-Irish diminutive suffix, from Irish Gaelic -ín
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