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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“Shoneen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoneen. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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