Everyday English Slang in Ireland
n bit of a fool

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  • omadhaun — noun A fool, someone who is out of their senses, simpleton. No, you omadhaun. It bites your shoulder, rips it right off. Frank McCourt, Angelas Ashes, 1996 …   Wiktionary

  • omadhaun — [ ɒmədɔ:n] (also omadawn or omadhawn) noun Irish a foolish person. Origin C19: from Ir. amadán …   English new terms dictionary

  • omadhaun — oma·dhaun …   English syllables

  • omadhaun — ˈäməˌthȯn noun ( s) Etymology: Irish Gaelic amadān chiefly Irish : fool, idiot, simpleton …   Useful english dictionary

  • amadan — ˈäməˌthȯn variant of omadhaun * * * /ah meuh dawn /, n. Irish. fool. [ < Ir amadán, dim. (with suffix án) of amaid a foolish woman < *anmedy witless ( < *an man t i; cf. MENTAL1), crossed with *ameth ( < *ambi bito ; cf. OIr baéth… …   Useful english dictionary

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