n. (Irish usage) city dweller (especially a resident of Dublin); Dubliner who is considered as educated and well-read (Irish Slang); drunken and immoral person (Irish Slang)

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  • Jackeen — is a mildly pejorative term for someone from Dublin, Ireland. The word has been defined as A drunken, dissolute fellow by Webster in 1913. [] The term has also been shortened to Jack or the plural Jacks by Dublin fans as a way to refer to… …   Wikipedia

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  • jackeen — jaˈkēn noun ( s) Etymology: jack (I) + een (from Irish Gaelic īn, diminutive suffix) Irish : an obnoxious self assertive dude a jaunty little jackeen with a rich brogue R.B.D.French …   Useful english dictionary

  • jackeen — I Everyday English Slang in Ireland n a culchie s name for a Dubliner II Irish Slang a country person s name for somebody that lives in Dublin …   English dialects glossary

  • jackeen — [dʒa ki:n] noun Irish, chiefly derogatory a city dweller, especially a Dubliner. Origin C19: dimin. of the pet name Jack (see jack1, een) …   English new terms dictionary

  • jackeen — jack·een …   English syllables

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