gossoon [go-soon] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun Irish English. a boy; lad. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of gossoon 1675–85; Irish garsún boy Anglo-French, Old French garçon Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for gossoon Historical Examples of gossoon

  • Not bad travelling, Captain, for a bit of a gossoon like that.’

    Jack Hinton

    Charles James Lever

  • Gossoon,’ he says, ‘put a keg iv sherry wine on th’ ice,’ he says.

    Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War

    Finley Peter Dunne

  • There isn’t a gossoon in the three baronies but knows that.’

    Chambers’s Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art, No. 694


  • Whoi, you gossoon, I’d never go near the ould spot at all, at all.


    Walter Jones

  • He is a raal jewel, that gossoon o’ mine, an’ the light of his father’s eyes.



  • British Dictionary definitions for gossoon gossoon noun Irish a boy, esp a servant boy Word Origin for gossoon C17: from Old French garçon Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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