Irish·​wom·​an ˈī-rish-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce Irishwoman (audio)
: a woman born in Ireland or of Irish descent

Examples of Irishwoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The showcase was built in 1891 for Mary Coggeshall, an Irishwoman from Australia who lived there until her death in 1909. Allen Pierleoni, Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024 The Irishwoman is a first-time acting nominee for her Apple TV+ murder mystery’s rookie season, which received four nods (including for her writing). Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Aug. 2023 If industrial logging continues to eat away at forests worldwide, soil fertility will plummet, and Dr. Beresford-Kroeger, an Irishwoman, is haunted by the prospect of famine. New York Times, 24 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Irishwoman was in the 15th century

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“Irishwoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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Irish·​wom·​an ˈī-rish-ˌwu̇m-ən How to pronounce Irishwoman (audio)
: a woman born or living in Ireland
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