Meaning of IRISH in English


— Irishly , adv.

/uy"rish/ , adj.

1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Ireland, its inhabitants, or their language.


2. the inhabitants of Ireland and their descendants elsewhere.

3. the aboriginal Celtic-speaking people of Ireland.

4. Also called Irish Gaelic . the Celtic language of Ireland in its historical or modern form. Abbr.: Ir, Ir. Cf. Middle Irish, Old Irish .

5. See Irish English .

6. See Irish whiskey .

7. get one's Irish up , Informal. to become angry or outraged: Don't go getting your Irish up over a little matter like that.

[ 1175-1225; ME Yrisse, Iris ( c ) h; cf. OE Iras people of Ireland (c. ON Irar ); see -ISH 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .