Irish stew

noun

Definition of Irish stew

: a stew having as its principal ingredients meat (such as lamb), potatoes, and onions in a thick gravy

First Known Use of Irish stew

1799, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Irish stew

Time Traveler for Irish stew

Time Traveler

The first known use of Irish stew was in 1799

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Irish stew

Cite this Entry

“Irish stew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Irish%20stew. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

Comments on Irish stew

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

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three bears two of them look like theyre whispering to a third bear who looks chuffed to be the center of attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

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!