Definition of buckeen in English:

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buckeen

Pronunciation: /bʌˈkiːn/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

historical
A poor but aspiring young man of the lower Anglo-Irish gentry.
Example sentences
  • Molloy was in mighty form afterwards, like a young buckeen who'd had a turn with every pretty girl in the place and had picked the best for the bicycle ride home.
  • She looked so sorrowful, and had such a nice air about her, that all her pans, and jugs, and plates, and dishes were gone before noon, and the only mark of her old pride was a slap she gave a buckeen across the face when he asked her an impudent question.
  • So he began to go to fairs and markets, not to make anything by buying and selling, but to meet young buckeens like himself and drink with them, and gamble, and talk about hunters and hounds.

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