Meaning of jackeen in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdʒakiːn/


mainly derogatory Irish
  • A city dweller, especially a Dubliner.

    as modifier ‘a thick jackeen accent’
    • ‘The Dublin jackeens don't care about the people of the West.’
    • ‘Luckily, we were only going as far out of town as the Old Dublin Restaurant on Francis Street, an old favourite among jackeens.’
    • ‘As a suburban jackeen, the finely constructed pecking order in the bar escaped me.’
    • ‘I used to slag him that he was a redneck in a jackeen's body.’
    • ‘The third patron to enter the bar was a Thick Dublin Jackeen, who swaggered into the bar and yelled, "Alrigh' Mate, give us a pint o'cider. Hey,is tha' Jaysus over thair?" The barman nodded, so the Jackeen told him to give Jesus a pint of cider too.’


Early 19th century diminutive of the pet name Jack(see jack, -een).