Definition of gossoon in English:


Syllabification: gos·soon
Pronunciation: /gäˈso͞on


  • A lad.
    More example sentences
    • There was ne'er a gossoon in the village dared tread on the tail of my coat.
    • Well, they were going through a village, and a whole army of gossoons were hunting a poor dog with a kettle tied to his tail.
    • He told Dublin relief workers to round up 700 poor gossoons and colleens.


late 17th century: from French garçon 'boy'.

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