Definition of bosthoon in English:


Line breaks: bost|hoon
Pronunciation: /ˈbɒstuːn
(also bostoon)


  • An uncouth or ignorant man or boy.
    More example sentences
    • That's Tears and Rust, not Tears ‘in’ Rust, you shower of bosthoons.
    • He had stood there, like a big bostoon of a boy, open-mouthed and speechless since she had first arrived.
    • Maybe one day I'll take a fancy to one of them and go off to live like a lady, and not be treated like a great strapping bosthoon of a hired hand.


mid 19th century: from Irish bastún.

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