from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of or relating to Ireland or its people, language, or culture.
- noun The people of Ireland.
- noun People of Irish ancestry.
- noun The Goidelic language of Ireland.
- noun Informal Fieriness of temper or passion; high spirit.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Wrathful; choleric.
- Pertaining to Ireland, or to the people of Ireland, an island lying west of Great Britain and forming part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
- Pertaining to the Celtic inhabitants (the Gaels) of Scotland; Erse.
- Irish embroidery of any sort.
- noun plural The inhabitants of Ireland.
- noun The language of the native Celtic race in Ireland.
- noun English as spoken by natives of Ireland, with characteristic peculiarities (the “Irish brogue”).
- noun An old game similar to backgammon, but more complicated. Halliwell. Compare
after game at Irish, under after-game.
- noun Abbreviated Irish
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The natives or inhabitants of Ireland, esp. the Celtic natives or their descendants.
- noun The language of the Irish; also called
Irish Gaelicor the Hiberno-Celtic.
- noun An old game resembling backgammon.
- noun to become angry.
- adjective Of or pertaining to Ireland or to its inhabitants; produced in Ireland.
- adjective (Zoöl.) See under
- adjective (Bot.) A preparation of the same made into a blanc mange.
- adjective See
- adjective the ordinary white potato, so called because it is a favorite article of food in Ireland.
- adjective (Naut.) the head of a sail tied up.
- adjective meat, potatoes, and onions, cut in small pieces and stewed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- proper noun The
Goideliclanguage indigenousto Ireland, also known as Irish Gaelic.
- noun as plural The Irish people.
- noun obsolete A
board gameof the tablesfamily.
- noun US
Temper; anger, passion.
whiskey, or whisky, elaborated in Ireland.
- adjective Pertaining to or originating from Ireland or the Irish people.
- adjective Pertaining to the Irish language.
- adjective Nonsensical, daft or complex.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the Celtic language of Ireland
- noun people of Ireland or of Irish extraction
- noun whiskey made in Ireland chiefly from barley
- adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Ireland or its people
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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OPEN IRISH SONG SESSION WITH WAYNE JORDAN, sing Irish or Scottish songs, including ballads, rebel songs and drinking songs.
BERTIE AHERN, IRISH PRIME MINISTER: I would like to express the hope that a pact may be found to enable current Irish immigrants to legalize their status in the United States on a permanent basis.
NEALL O'DOWD, "IRISH VOICE": Not really, I think, obviously, it is a big story for this week, but the American media will cover anything Irish on St. Patrick's week.
MICHAEL MARTIN, IRISH MINISTER OF HEALTH: There's a very strong public health agenda here that we would actually improve the health status of the Irish people.
AN IRISH HORSE was of opinion that the great cause of the present difficulties arose from deficiency in the quality and not the quantity of the article, and strongly recommended the growth of Irish oats in
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 339, January, 1844
In any case the Irish ingredients of _Irish Stew_ would be easier to assimilate if Mrs. CONYERS would refrain from trying to spell English as the Irish speak it.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, August 18th, 1920
Irish Peasantry_, as reprinted in slightly abridged form in William Butler Yeats's _Irish
Children's Literature A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher-Training Classes
There is a curious account of Irish butter in the _Irish Hudibras_, by William Moffat, London, 1755, from which it appears that bog butter was then well known: --
The "Receipt" in _Irish_ is in Walker, and at the end of Vallancey's Irish Grammar, second ed.,
IRISH EYES 2519 N. Lincoln: Sundays, 8 PM, Irish and American traditional, folk, and country open stage hosted by Eamonn Knuff (sign-up at 7 PM; no cover).
chained_bear commented on the word Irish
I thought this article about slang using "Irish" was pretty interesting. Happy St. Patrick's Day.
March 17, 2010
reesetee commented on the word Irish
One of my regular sites, but I somehow missed this article! Thanks, chained.
I especially like this: "But since these terms are born and raised in Stereotype-istan, it’s not surprising I couldn’t find examples of anyone getting their Canadian or Swiss up."
March 18, 2010