Irish

noun
\ˈī-rish \

Definition of Irish 

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

2a : the Celtic language of Ireland especially as used since the later medieval period

b : English spoken by the Irish

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Other Words from Irish

Irish adjective

Examples of Irish in a Sentence

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First Known Use of Irish

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Irish

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

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More Definitions for Irish

Irish

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Irish

: the people of Ireland : Irish people

: the Gaelic language of Ireland

Irish

adjective
\ˈīr-ish \

Kids Definition of Irish

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to Ireland, its people, or the Irish language

Irish

noun

Kids Definition of Irish (Entry 2 of 2)

1 Irish plural : the people of Ireland

2 : a language of Ireland

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