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
3 : irish whiskey
Examples of irish in a sentence
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
IRISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of Irish for English Language Learners
: the people of Ireland : Irish people
: the Gaelic language of Ireland
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