colleen

colleen

[kol-een, ko-leen]
noun
an Irish girl.

Origin:
1820–30; < Irish cailín, equivalent to caile girl, wench + -ín diminutive suffix

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Colleen

[kol-een, ko-leen]
noun
a female given name: from an Irish word meaning “girl.”
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colleen (ˈkɒliːn, kɒˈliːn)
 
n
1.  an Irish word for girl
2.  an Irish girl
 
[C19: from Irish Gaelic cailín a girl, a young unmarried woman]

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