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Irish

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noun \ˈī-rish\

Simple Definition of Irish

  • : the people of Ireland : Irish people

  • : the Gaelic language of Ireland

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Irish

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

  2. 2 a :  the Celtic language of Ireland especially as used since the later medieval period b :  English spoken by the Irish

  3. 3 :  irish whiskey

Irish

adjective

Examples of irish in a sentence

  1. How many Irish are there in England?



Origin and Etymology of irish

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


First Known Use: 13th century


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