Definitions of colleen

  1. an Irish girl
  2. A girl; a maiden.

Usage examples for colleen

  1. " She's that girl of the Cantys', ma'am, and as likely a colleen as ever ye met, though I say it as shouldn't, she being kin- like," says Mrs. Reilly, boldly, seeing her time is come. – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  2. Among the best known are The Colleen Bawn, Arrah- na- Pogue, Faust and Marguerite, and The Shaughraun. – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  3. The colleen of the world, she was! – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  4. But, anyway, you want to have an eye out for the Colleen to- morrow, for I'm telling you I never see her sail like she did yesterday coming across the Bay. – The Seiners by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
  5. My colleen have not Fate and Time and Change Done well for me and for old Bridget there? – Poems by W. B. Yeats