Meaning of IRISH in English
adj. & n.
--adj. of or relating to Ireland; of or like its people.
1. the Celtic language of Ireland.
2 (prec. by the; treated as pl.) the people of Ireland.
Phrases and idioms:
Irish bull BULL(3). Irish coffee coffee mixed with a dash of whisky and served with cream on top. Irish moss dried carrageen. Irish Sea the sea between England and Wales and Ireland. Irish stew a stew of mutton, potato, and onion. Irish terrier a rough-haired light reddish-brown breed of terrier.
Etymology: ME f. OE Iras the Irish
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012