Irish·​man ˈī-rish-mən How to pronounce Irishman (audio)
: a native or inhabitant of Ireland
: a person who is of Irish descent

Examples of Irishman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scorsese’s criticism came in 2019, the year that Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame shattered box office records and his own The Irishman was relegated to a Netflix release. Wesley Stenzel,, 14 May 2024 The Northern Irishman seemed relaxed and carefree, even right in the heat of battle. Langston Wertz Jr., Charlotte Observer, 11 May 2024 Long before the days of working together on Killers of the Flower Moon or The Irishman, director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro first teamed up more than 50 years ago on Mean Streets. Michael Saponara, Billboard, 8 May 2024 The Northern Irishman is a Masters away from winning all four majors but finished tied-22nd on his 16th appearance at Augusta National. Jack Bantock, CNN, 14 Apr. 2024 The Irishman rushed off his line with Mario Pašalić seemingly certain to score, blocking the shot with his face. Ben Church, CNN, 12 Apr. 2024 The first is the care The Night Of creator and The Irishman screenwriter Steven Zaillian, who wrote and directed every episode, has taken in making it. Judy Berman, TIME, 4 Apr. 2024 Ahmed Elmohamady, an Egyptian defender who played in England for more than a decade, said one of his former teammates, the Irishman Paul McShane, even joined him in fasting for a day one year. Tariq Panja, New York Times, 3 Apr. 2024 In 2003, Julien established his own auction house; Martin Nolan, a tall, droll Irishman with a background in finance, later joined him as the company’s chief financial officer and, eventually, its co-owner. Rachel Monroe, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Irishman was before the 12th century

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“Irishman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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Irish·​man ˈī-rish-mən How to pronounce Irishman (audio)
: a person born or living in Ireland
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