plural -s

Word History


Irish Gaelic a cuisle oh darling, from a oh + cuisle darling, literally, pulse, vein, from Old Irish cusle; akin to Scottish Gaelic cuisle pulse, vein

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acushla was in 1825

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“Acushla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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