boreen

noun

bo·​reen bȯr-ˈēn How to pronounce boreen (audio)
Ireland
: a narrow country lane

Word History

Etymology

Irish bóthrín, diminutive of bóthar road

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boreen was in 1836

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Cite this Entry

“Boreen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boreen. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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