squireen

noun /skwaɪəˈriːn,skwaɪˈriːn/
A person who is half squire, half farmer.

"About 1730 the poet and squireen Huw Hughes wrote to the great scholar Lewis Morris that all the defenders of the old language had gone to sleep." - Prys Morgan, in "The Invention of Tradition"


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  • Squireen — Squir*een (skw[imac]r*[=e]n ), n. One who is half squire and half farmer; used humorously. [Eng.] C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squireen — [skwīr ēn′] n. [ SQUIRE + Ir dim. suffix een < Gael in] Irish a small landowner; petty squire …   English World dictionary

  • squireen — /skwuy reen /, n. Chiefly Irish Eng. the landowner of a small estate; a squire of a small domain. [1800 10; SQUIRE + een dim. suffix < Ir ín] * * * …   Universalium

  • squireen — [ˌskwʌɪə ri:n] noun Brit. a minor landowner, especially in Ireland. Origin C19: from squire + een (representing the Ir. dimin. suffix ín) …   English new terms dictionary

  • squireen — n. [Modern, Eng.] Country squire, petty squire …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • squireen — squi·reen …   English syllables

  • squireen — n. Brit. the owner of a small landed property esp. in Ireland …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nobility — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Nobility >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 nobility nobility rank condition distinction optimacy blood pur sang birth high descent order Sgm: N 1 quality quality gentility …   English dictionary for students

  • Scot, Reginald — (ca. 1538–1599)    English writer who was one of the few outspoken critics of witch hunts. Reginald Scot was openly derisive of prevailing beliefs that witches were servants of the DEVIL and committed abominable acts in his name. He was skeptical …   Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

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