Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of omadhaun in English:
A foolish person.
- Mr Cunningham said: - It is supposed - they say, you know - to take place in the depot where they get these thundering big country fellows, omadhauns, you know, to drill.
- Think about some of the omadhauns who have ‘become Irish’ in recent years.
- The government had their spies here an' there -- an' they were no omadhawns --- on the lookout for priests.
Early 19th century: from Irish amadán.
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