Meaning of IRISH in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈī-rish ]


Etymology: Middle English, from Old English * Īrisc, from Īras Irishmen, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish Ériu Ireland

Date: 13th century

1. plural in construction : natives or inhabitants of Ireland or their descendants especially when of Celtic speech or culture


a. : the Celtic language of Ireland especially as used since the later medieval period

b. : English spoken by the Irish

3. : Irish whiskey

• Irish adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.