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.