Definition of jackeen in English:

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jackeen

Pronunciation: /dʒaˈkiːn/

noun

Irish , chiefly derogatory
A city-dweller, especially a Dubliner: [as modifier]: a thick jackeen accent
More example sentences
  • The Dublin jackeens don't care about the people of the West.
  • Luckily, we were only going as far out of town as the Old Dublin Restaurant on Francis Street, an old favourite among jackeens.
  • As a suburban jackeen, the finely constructed pecking order in the bar escaped me.

Origin

Mid 19th century: diminutive of the pet name Jack (see jack1, -een).

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