acushla

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Irish a chuisle (O pulse (of my heart)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

acushla (plural acushlas)

  1. (chiefly Ireland) darling
    • 1928, Dorothy L. Sayers, Whose Body?, chapter 2:
      Parker, acushla, you’re an honour to Scotland Yard.
    • 2012, Laura Parker, A Rose in Splendor (ISBN 1611874793):
      To her surprise, the grass was slick with dew, its texture unusually luxuriant beneath her hands as she spread her skirts to cover her ankles. It was springy and supple, the rich deep green of springtime. “Why do you frown, acushla?”