Definition of Shoneen

1. Noun. (''Anglo-Irish, derogatory'') One who prefers English attitudes, customs or lifestyle to Irish ones. ¹



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Definition of Shoneen

1. an Irishman who mimics the English [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shoneen

shoguns
shoji
shojis
shojo
shojos
shokkiri
shola
sholas
sholde
shole
sholes
sholom
sholoms
shome mishtake shurely
shone
shoneen (current term)
shoneens
shonen
shonkier
shonkiest
shonkily
shonkiness
shonky
shoo
shoo-fly pie
shoo-in
shoo-ins
shoo away
shoo fly
shoo off

Literary usage of Shoneen

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1. Report of the Trial of the Queen: At the Prosecution of the Rt. Hon. the by Charles Stewart Parnell, Ireland Court of King's Bench (1881)
"Feel yourselves men ; not looking to every little shoneen of a landlord in this country above all. On every estate let the tenants band together there. ..."

2. All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal by Charles Dickens (1889)
"One does not walk half enough in Ireland; the "shoneen" (sham gentleman) looks down on the practice, and so a walking tourist is, in many parts, ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1830)
"Sir, never heed them ; my mother, Sir, has some of what you know- of the flitch I brought to shoneen on last ..."

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