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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Omadhaun om′a-dawn a stupid, silly creature.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Sure the docthors is only a flock of omadhauns.
"Penelope's Irish Experiences" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
And now, ye omadhaun, go to sleep, and say good night; we must be going.
"Whirligigs" by O. Henry
Oh, you've a dale to say for yourself, you, butther-fingered omadhaun.
"John Bull's Other Island" by George Bernard Shaw
Come on here, Barty, ye omadhaun!
"Mount Music" by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
But wasn't I always telling the omadhauns what you'd be doing some day?
"The Woman Thou Gavest Me" by Hall Caine
They have their ways with them which are not for omadhauns like you to understand.
"The O'Ruddy" by Stephen Crane
Bedad, we're not all out such omadhauns (idiots) as that!
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
And that's up to you, Chet Bullard; 'tis no job for an old omadhaun like mesilf!
"The Finding of Haldgren" by Charles Willard Diffin
Barrin' thim three omadhauns yonder, I'd show ye a purty bed o' poisies, Misther Barres.
"The Moonlit Way" by Robert W. Chambers
Bad luck to ye for an omadhaun.
"Commodore Junk" by George Manville Fenn
An' thinks oi to meself, 'whativer's the matther wid the omadhaun?
"A Rich Man's Relatives (Vol. 1 of 3)" by Robert Cleland
These German Jews round about here are omadhauns.
"The King of Diamonds" by Louis Tracy
Come on, ye omadhaun!
"Motor Boat Boys on the Great Lakes" by Louis Arundel