Definition of squireen in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌskwʌɪəˈriːn/

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A minor landowner, especially one in Ireland.
Example sentences
  • In that era, heiresses were kidnapped and forced to marry landless ‘squireens’ who had no hope of getting a wife on their own merits.
  • His father was what used to be called a squireen, somewhere between a farmer and a catholic Irish squire.
  • Farming their holdings of 1 to 100 holds most of them were no more than squireens.


Early 19th century: from squire + -een (representing the Irish diminutive suffix -ín).

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