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machree

[muh-kree, muh-khree] /məˈkri, məˈxri/
noun, Irish English
1.
my dear.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Irish mo chroidhe literally, my heart
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British Dictionary definitions for machree

machree

/məˈkriː/
adjective
1.
(postpositive) (Irish) my dear: mother machree
Word Origin
from Irish mo croidhe
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Word Origin and History for machree

Irish expression, 1829, from Irish-Gaelic mo chroidhe "(of) my heart," hence "my dear!"

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