bosthoon

noun

bos·​thoon
bäsˈthün
plural -s
Irish
: boor, dolt

Word History

Etymology

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 Apr. 2024.

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