Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A drunken, dissolute fellow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Ireland A drunken, dissolute fellow.

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  • noun Ireland, slang A person from Dublin.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • When does a jackeen blow-in eventually get accepted?

    SoHo Solo & Coworking, from Cork to the Canaries

  • Skibereen; a jauntingcar for Larry Doolin, the Ballyclee jackeen;

    Finnegans Wake

  • You were pleased as Punch, recitating war exploits and pearse orations to them jackeen gapers.

    Finnegans Wake

  • To the sellers in the market, to the barmen and barmaids, to the beggars who importuned him for a lob Mr Dedalus told the same tale — that he was an old Corkonian, that he had been trying for thirty years to get rid of his Cork accent up in Dublin and that Peter Pickackafax beside him was his eldest son but that he was only a Dublin jackeen.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • And is it the way I'd be leavin 'you marry some good-for-nothing idle jackeen, who couldn't buy a ha'porth of bird seed for a linnet or a finch, let alone to keep a wife?

    Duty, and other Irish Comedies

  • To the sellers in the market, to the barmen and barmaids, to the beggars who importuned him for a lob Mr Dedalus told the same tale -- that he was an old Corkonian, that he had been trying for thirty years to get rid of his Cork accent up in Dublin and that Peter Pickackafax beside him was his eldest son but that he was only a Dublin jackeen.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • To the sellers in the market, to the barmen and barmaids, to the beggars who importuned him for a lob Mr Dedalus told the same tale -- that he was an old Corkonian, that he had been trying for thirty years to get rid of his Cork accent up in Dublin and that Peter Pickackafax beside him was his eldest son but that he was only a Dublin jackeen.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • To the sellers in the market, to the barmen and barmaids, to the beggars who importuned him for a lob Mr Dedalus told the same tale -- that he was an old Corkonian, that he had been trying for thirty years to get rid of his Cork accent up in Dublin and that Peter Pickackafax beside him was his eldest son but that he was only a Dublin jackeen.

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • "With all my heart," says Tom; "send a jackeen to show me where he lives, and we'll see how he behaves to a stranger."

    Celtic Fairy Tales

  • a Dublin jackeen, an 'weighed sixteen stone an' was great with a thrip an 'a punch.

    Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen

Comments

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  • (Somewhat derogatory?) term for a resident of Dublin, generally used by non-Dubliners.

    December 27, 2007

  • See usage note on purple dromedaries.

    March 9, 2008