from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Irish idiom or custom.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A word, phrase, idiom, or expression chiefly said in Ireland.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mode of speaking peculiar to the Irish; an Hibernicism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mode of speaking peculiar to the Irish; any Irish peculiarity of speech or behavior; Hibernicism.
No man in the industrial machine is a free-will agent, except the large capitalist, and he isn't, if you'll pardon the Irishism. 2 You see, the masters are quite sure that they are right in what they are doing.
If Zionism is racism, then so is Irishism, and Italianism, and Chineseism (with appartheid wall), and nearly every single nation on Earth.
The English/Irishism that throws me is in reference to bands.
Had a good time too because I'd wandered along on a night sponsored by the Embassy of Ireland and it was great craic (excuse the Irishism) to meet up with so many friends including H.E. Daniel Mulhall and his wife Greta, Datuk Shan, Raman and Lakshmi and make the aquaintance of a whole lot of new people.
As Captain Minié has made no change in the rifle, except removing a tige which was only lately introduced, it is certainly an extraordinary Irishism to call his conical ball a Minié rifle; it was partially adopted in England as early as 1851.
It is an unwritten law among the men that the only crime involved in stealing liquor is -- using an Irishism -- not to steal it.
We have a lot of Irishmen on board which explains this Irishism.
It comes down very glorious, -- because the strongest feeling in Irish hearts was Irishism, race-consciousness.
You have only to compare _Beowulf, _ the epic the Saxons brought with them from the continent, with the poetry of Caedmon and Cynewulf, or with such poems as _The Phoenix, _ to see how Irishism tinged the minds of these Saxon pupils of Irish teachers with, as Stopford Brooke says, "a certain imaginative passion, a love of natural beauty, and a reckless wildness curiously mingled with an almost scientific devotion to metrical form."
I forgot to say that what the Dublin reviewer did me the honor of considering an Irishism was the expression 'Do you mind' in 'Cyprus
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