colleen

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkɒliːn/, /kɒˈliːn/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(kolēn, ko lēn)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
col•leen  (kolēn, ko lēn),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. an Irish girl.
  • Irish cailín, equivalent. to caile girl, wench + -ín diminutive suffix
  • 1820–30

Col•leen  (kolēn, ko lēn),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a female given name: from an Irish word meaning "girl.''

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
colleen /ˈkɒliːn; kɒˈliːn/ n
  1. an Irish word for girl
Etymology: 19th Century: from Irish Gaelic cailín a girl, a young unmarried woman
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