- Borrowed from Irish cailín. (Wiktionary)
- Irish Gaelic cailín, diminutive of caile, girl, from Old Irish. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The colleen is a high school junior picked for her scholastic and community activities.”
“Presently, out of the crowd of frightened people sprang a "colleen" of about twelve years, as thinly and scantily clad as is consistent with that decency and modesty for which Irishwomen of the poorer classes are so justly celebrated.”
“I was: from any doubts as to which I was speedily relieved by the entrance of the priest's bare-footed "colleen," to deposit on my table a bottle of soda water, and announce breakfast, with his reverence's compliments.”
“I had to wake up another pcv, colleen, and get her into my email account to write my father an email explaining my dilemma.”
“Tagged: art and design · charity · colleen doran · ebay”
“They can be reached at email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com .”
“Write to Colleen DeBaise at firstname.lastname@example.org”
“Google the International Reading Association. colleen k”
“He waits for her to step outside and see his smile, sense his love for her, his colleen.”
“In the second episode, friendship still proves to be a troublesome and elusive commodity, especially when a pretty colleen enters the picture.”
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Words compiled while reading Lolita
words that stem from Gaeilge - the Irish language - or have connections with Irish people and places.
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