Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Ireland, a small landed proprietor: usually contemptuous.

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

  • noun engraving One who is half squire and half farmer; -- used humorously.

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  • noun A person who is half squire, half farmer.

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Examples

  • "squireen" class as of no importance on either side of the question -- he has almost certainly settlements and probably mortgages on his estate.

    Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81.

  • Nor did he spare, in this wide-ranging book, to bring in other favorite matters of his, the hobereau — or squireen — aristocracy, the tittle-tattle of the country town and so forth.

    Lost Illusions

  • Nor did he spare, in this wide-ranging book, to bring in other favorite matters of his, the hobereau — or squireen — aristocracy, the tittle-tattle of the country town and so forth.

    Lost Illusions

  • But for my own merits I should have been a raw Irish squireen such as those I saw swaggering about the wretched towns through which my chariot passed on its road to Dublin.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • But I liked the place for the romance of its two ruined castles facing one another across a little lake, Castle Dargan and Castle Fury.114 The squireen lived in a small house his family had moved to from their castle some time in the eighteenth century, and two old Miss Furys, who let lodgings in Sligo, were the last remnants of the breed of the other ruin.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • But I liked the place for the romance of its two ruined castles facing one another across a little lake, Castle Dargan and Castle Fury.114 The squireen lived in a small house his family had moved to from their castle some time in the eighteenth century, and two old Miss Furys, who let lodgings in Sligo, were the last remnants of the breed of the other ruin.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • Sometimes I would ride to Castle Dargan, where lived a brawling squireen, married to one of my Middleton cousins,113 and once I went thither on a visit with my cousin, George Middleton.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • Sometimes I would ride to Castle Dargan, where lived a brawling squireen, married to one of my Middleton cousins,113 and once I went thither on a visit with my cousin, George Middleton.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • But I liked the place for the romance of its two ruined castles facing one another across a little lake, Castle Dargan and Castle Fury.114 The squireen lived in a small house his family had moved to from their castle some time in the eighteenth century, and two old Miss Furys, who let lodgings in Sligo, were the last remnants of the breed of the other ruin.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • Sometimes I would ride to Castle Dargan, where lived a brawling squireen, married to one of my Middleton cousins,113 and once I went thither on a visit with my cousin, George Middleton.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

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  • Christmas was always the worst season. During that dread week he made copious use of wine and narcotics and his inflamed face shone like the florid squireens depicted in the cards that littered the house.

    - E. Waugh, The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold, ch. 2

    February 22, 2009