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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A female given name.


From the word colleen, Irish cailín ("girl"), not used as a name in Ireland. Colleen can also be interpreted as a variant of Coleen, the former spelling being a product of marketing by the Hollywood film industry (to promote a new starlet in the 1920's). (Wiktionary)



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