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shillelagh

shillelagh

noun shil·le·lagh \shə-ˈlā-lē\

Definition of SHILLELAGH

:  cudgel

Variants of SHILLELAGH

shil·le·lagh also shil·la·lah \shə-ˈlā-lē\

Examples of SHILLELAGH

  1. <the bartender in the Irish pub keeps a shillelagh behind the bar just in case there's trouble>

Origin of SHILLELAGH

Shillelagh, town in Ireland
First Known Use: 1772

Rhymes with SHILLELAGH

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