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

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 Celt origin; akin to Old Irish Ériu Ireland


IRISH Defined for English Language Learners

Irish

noun

Definition of Irish for English Language Learners

  • : the people of Ireland : Irish people

  • : the Gaelic language of Ireland


IRISH Defined for Kids

1

Irish

adjective \ ˈīr-ish \

Definition of Irish for Students

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

2

Irish

noun

Definition of Irish for Students

1 Irish plural : the people of Ireland
2 : a language of Ireland


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