Irishness

noun

Irish·​ness ˈī-rish-nəs How to pronounce Irishness (audio)
: the fact or quality of being Irish

Examples of Irishness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Douthat The story sketches lightly all the elements of Irishness that in a different movie would be layered on thickly, or overemphasized at another element’s expense. Heather Wilhelm, National Review, 30 Mar. 2023 The story sketches lightly all the elements of Irishness that in a different movie would be layered on thickly, or overemphasized at another element’s expense. Heather Wilhelm, National Review, 30 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Irishness was in 1804

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Cite this Entry

“Irishness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Irishness. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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