Irish setter

noun

Definition of Irish setter

: any of a breed of bird dogs resembling English setters but with a glossy mahogany-red coat

First Known Use of Irish setter

1812, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Irish setter

Statistics for Irish setter

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Irish setter

The first known use of Irish setter was in 1812

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on Irish setter

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with Irish setter

Comments on Irish setter

What made you want to look up Irish setter? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a usually brief trip or an expedition

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!