noun Etymology: probably from Sheila, female given name Date: circa 1914 Australian & New Zealand a girl or young woman

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  • Sheila — is a common given name for a female, taken from the Gaelic name Síle / Sìle , which is believed to be a Gaelic form of Julia or Cecilia . Like Cecil or Cecilia , the name means Smart and Wise , from the Latin caecus. Is also the colloquial term… …   Wikipedia

  • Sheila — steht für: einen weiblichen Vornamen aus dem Gälischen, siehe Cäcilie einen weiblichen Vornamen aus dem Sanskrit, verbreitet in Indien und bekannt aus Geschichten aus Tausendundeiner Nacht ein Buch der amerikanischen Psychologin Torey L. Hayden,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sheila — (también escrito Shelagh y Sheelagh) es un nombre femenino derivado del nombre gaélico de Síle, que se cree es una forma gaélica de Julia o Cecilia. Al igual que el nombre Cecilia, el nombre significa a ciegas , de la palabra latina Ceco. También …   Wikipedia Español

  • sheila — ► NOUN Austral./NZ informal ▪ a girl or woman. ORIGIN originally as shaler: of unknown origin, later assimilated to the given name Sheila …   English terms dictionary

  • Sheila — f Anglicized spelling of Irish Gaelic SÍLE (SEE Síle), now so common that it is hardly felt to be Irish any longer. In Australia since the 19th century it has been a slang generic term for any woman …   First names dictionary

  • Sheila — Sheila, Sheela gälischer Ursprung, englische Form von → Cäcilie (Bedeutung: Hinweis auf das Geschlecht der Caecilier) …   Deutsch namen

  • Sheila — fem. proper name, Ir. equivalent of Celia, shortened form of Cecilia (see CECIL (Cf. Cecil)). A standard type of an Irish women s name since 1828; slang for girlfriend, young woman dates from 1839 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sheila — [shē′lə] n. [Ir] 1. a feminine name: see CECILIA1 2. [s ] [Austral. & N.Z. Informal] Austral. N.Z. Informal a girl or young woman …   English World dictionary

  • Sheila —  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Tracadie Sheila.  Sheila Nom Anny Chancel Naissance 16 août 1945 (1945 08 16) (66 ans) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sheila — A girl or girlfriend, a woman. This word first appeared in Australian English in 1832 with the spelling shelah. Both sheila and shelah are anglicised spellings of the Irish Gaelic Sile, and it was probably the large number of Irish migrants to… …   Australian idioms

  • sheila — UK [ˈʃiːlə] / US [ˈʃɪlə] noun [countable] Word forms sheila : singular sheila plural sheilas Australian informal a woman. Many women consider this word offensive …   English dictionary

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