shoneen

noun
sho·​neen | \shōˈnēn\
plural -s

Definition of shoneen 

Irish

: a would-be gentleman who puts on pretentious airs

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History and Etymology for shoneen

Irish Gaelic seoinīn, diminutive of Seon John, from English John

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