Meaning of IRISH in English


■ adjective

1》 relating to Ireland or the Celtic language traditionally and historically spoken there.

2》 offensive illogical or apparently so.

■ noun (also ~ Gaelic ) the Celtic language of Ireland.


~man noun ( plural ~men ).

~ness noun

~woman noun ( plural ~women ).


ME: from OE Īr- (stem of Īras 'the ~' and Īrland 'Ireland', obscurely related to Hibernian ) + -ish 1 .

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