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Finn

[fin] /fɪn/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Finland.
2.
any native speaker of Finnish.
3.
a native speaker of any Finnic language.

Finn

[fin] /fɪn/
noun
1.
Irish Legend. a leader of the Fenian warriors and the father of Ossian: the subject of many legends.
Also, Fionn.
Also called Fionn MacCumal.
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  • There were several secular powers who aimed to bring the finns under their rule.
British Dictionary definitions for finns

Finn

/ˈfɪn/
noun
1.
Neil (Mullane). born 1958, New Zealand singer and songwriter; lead singer with the group Crowded House (from 1985) with whom he recorded the albums Crowded House (1986), Woodface (1991), and Time on Earth (2007). Solo albums include Try Whistling This (1998)

Finn1

/fɪn/
noun
1.
a native, inhabitant, or citizen of Finland
2.
a speaker of a Finnic language, esp one of the original inhabitants of Russia, who were pushed northwards during the Slav migrations
3.
a type of dinghy, designed to be sailed by one person
Word Origin
Old English Finnas (plural); related to Old Norse Finnr Finn, Latin Fennī the Finns, Greek Phinnoi

Finn2

/fɪn/
noun
1.
known as Finn MacCool. (in Irish legend) chief of the Fianna, father of the heroic poet Ossian
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Word Origin and History for finns

Finn

n.

Old English finnas, from Old Norse finnr, the Norsemen's name for the Suomi. Some suggest a connection with fen. Attested in Tacitus as Fenni.

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Slang definitions & phrases for finns

Finn

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mickey finn


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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