Definition of colleen noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    colleen

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//kɒˈliːn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kɑːˈliːn//
     
     
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  1. 1(Irish English) a girl or young woman
  2. 2(old-fashioned or humorous) a girl or young woman from Ireland
  3. Word Origin early 19th cent.: from Irish cailin, diminutive of caile ‘countrywoman’.