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Posted By: GUEST,Peter Laban
26-Mar-15 - 12:42 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Twang Man
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Twang Man
Not sure which root in Dutch you are thinking of, I can't come up with one straight off.

This sounds plausible though:

The word originates in from the Irish 'maith' which means good. Caillín maith meaning 'good girl' became a way of referring to your girl friend.