Definition of Shillelah

1. Noun. An oaken sapling or cudgel ¹



2. Noun. any cudgel ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shillelah

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shillelah

shikses
shikumen
shild
shildy
shilf
shilfa
shilingi
shill
shillala
shillalah
shillalahs
shillalas
shilled
shillelagh
shillelaghs
shillelah (current term)
shillelahs
shillin'
shilling
shilling scars
shilling shocker
shilling shockers
shilling sign
shillings
shills
shilly-shallied
shilly-shallies
shilly-shally
shilly-shallying
shilly-shallyings

Literary usage of Shillelah

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Golden Treasury of Irish Songs and Lyrics by Charles Welsh (1907)
"HENRY BRERETON CODE ( -1830) THE SPRIG OF shillelah OH ! love is the soul of a neat Irishman, He loves all that is lovely, loves all that he can, ..."

2. Irish Literature by Justin McCarthy, Maurice Francis Egan, Charles Welsh, Douglas Hyde, Gregory, James Jeffrey Roche (1904)
"An Irishman, all in his glory, is there, With his sprig of shillelah and shamrock so green! His clothes spick and span new, without e'er a speck, ..."

3. Songs of Irish Wit and Humour by Alfred Perceval Graves (1884)
"THE SPRIG OF shillelah. tH ! love is the soul of a neat Irishman, He loves all that is lovely, loves all that he can, With his sprig of ..."

4. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1912)
"... Blackbird"—The Shamrock— The Potato—"The Sprig of shillelah"—"She is far from the Land"—"Rory O'More"—Songs of St Patrick— "Garryowen"—"The Wearing of ..."

5. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1912)
"... Squire Jones" — "Molly Astore" — "Coolin" — "The Girl I Left Behind Me"— "The Blackbird"— The Shamrock— The Potato — "The Sprig of shillelah" — "She ..."

6. Songs of Irish Wit and Humour by Alfred Perceval Graves (1884)
"At evening returning, as homeward he goes, His heart soft with whisky, his head soft with blows From a sprig of shillelah and shamrock so green ! ..."

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