One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounScottish, Northern Irish
A worthless or contemptible person.‘I've never seen a worse-looking bunch of hallions’
- ‘Fans enjoying a sup were unaware they were in the company of the two hallions they'd witnessed on stage earlier.’
- ‘I've never seen a worse-looking bunch of hallions marching anywhere in my life.’
- ‘His update on big the transfer dealings has been rudely interrupted by a hallion in sunglasses and a black hoody.’
- ‘Social media does provide a ready forum for the hashtag hallion sniping away from the coward's comfort of anonymity.’
- ‘I'm sick sore and tired of the hallions slagging us off.’
Late 18th century: origin uncertain.
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