colleen

noun

col·​leen kä-ˈlēn How to pronounce colleen (audio)
ˈkä-ˌlēn
: an Irish girl

Word History

Etymology

Irish cailín

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of colleen was in 1828

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“Colleen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colleen. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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