jackeen

noun jack·een \jaˈkēn\

Definition of jackeen

plural

-s

Irish

  1. :  an obnoxious self-assertive dude a jaunty little jackeen with a rich brogue — R. B. D. French

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Origin and Etymology of jackeen

1jack + -een (from Irish Gaelic -īn, diminutive suffix)


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