noun baw·neen \ˈbä-ˌnēn\

Definition of bawneen



  1. :  a man's work jacket of homemade undyed wool flannel worn especially in Ireland

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Origin and Etymology of bawneen

borrowed from Irish báinín flannel, white flannel jacket, from bāin-, bān white (from Old Irish bān) + -īn (diminutive suffix); akin to Sanskrit bhāti he shines — more at fancy

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to cast off or become cast off

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