One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An affectionate form of address.
- ‘I've never heard of 'Macushla' as a personal name.’
- ‘I don't know about MacMorrough, but 'Macushla' isn't really a name at all - it's a term of endearment (one of the many ways of saying 'my love' in Irish).’
From Irish mo ‘my’ + cuisle ‘pulse’ (see also acushla).
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