Definition of omadhaun in English:

omadhaun

noun

Irish
  • A foolish person.

    • ‘Think about some of the omadhauns who have ‘become Irish’ in recent years.’
    • ‘Mr Cunningham said: - It is supposed - they say, you know - to take place in the depot where they get these thundering big country fellows, omadhauns, you know, to drill.’
    • ‘The government had their spies here an' there -- an' they were no omadhawns --- on the lookout for priests.’
    • ‘God give you sense, sure they're only a flock of omadawns.’
    • ‘This trio of self-proclaimed "omadawns" was brought together as only an ensemble of this nature can - through misunderstanding.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from Irish amadán.

Pronunciation

omadhaun

/ˈɒmədɔːn/