Gossoon
Gossoon Gos*soon", n. [Scot. garson an attendant, fr. F. gar[,c]on, OF. gars.] A boy; a servant. [Ireland] [1913 Webster]

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  • gossoon — [gä so͞on′] n. [altered < Fr garçon, boy, attendant < OFr gars: see GASKET] 1. a boy 2. a servant boy …   English World dictionary

  • gossoon — noun /ɡɒˈsuːn/ A young boy, a servant boy; a lackey. ‘He wants to be something hes not,’ hed say. ‘Hes fish, that gossoon, and he wants to be fowl.’ …   Wiktionary

  • gossoon — /gɒˈsun/ (say go soohn) noun Irish a boy: *From the time he was a shlip of a wee gossoon he d think of annyone else barrin himself. –mary grant bruce, 1924. {variant French garçon} …   Australian English dictionary

  • gossoon — /go soohn /, n. Irish Eng. a boy; lad. [1675 85; < Ir garsún boy < AF, OF garçon] * * * …   Universalium

  • gossoon — Everyday English Slang in Ireland n child …   English dialects glossary

  • gossoon — n. (Irish) young boy; lad (Informal); servant; foolhardy person (generally male) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gossoon — [gɒ su:n] noun Irish a lad. Origin C17: from Fr. garçon boy …   English new terms dictionary

  • gossoon — gos·soon …   English syllables

  • gossoon — n. Ir. a lad. Etymology: earlier garsoon f. F garccedilon boy …   Useful english dictionary

  • George Shiels — (24 June 1886 19 September 1949) was an Irish dramatist whose plays were a success both in his native Ulster and at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. His most famous plays are The Rugged Path , The Passing Day , and The New Gossoon .BiographyShiels… …   Wikipedia

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