bosthoon

noun
bos·​thoon | \ bäsˈthün \
plural -s

Definition of bosthoon

Irish
: boor, dolt

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History and Etymology for bosthoon

Irish Gaelic bastūn, literally, switch of green rushes, from Anglo-French bastun stick, staff, from Late Latin bastum

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“Bosthoon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bosthoon. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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