shaughraun

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Irish seachrán.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃɑːxrɑː/, /'ʃɑ:xrɑ:n/

Noun[edit]

shaughraun ‎(plural shaughrauns)

  1. (Anglo-Irish, Canadian) a wanderer, a vagabond
  2. (Anglo-Irish, Canadian) a state of travelling or wandering
    • 1922: We’ll paralyse Europe as Ignatius Gallaher used to say when he was on the shaughraun, doing billiardmaking in the Clarence. — James Joyce, Ulysses