Definitions

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  • n. Someone who has a love of Ireland and/or Irish culture.
  • adj. Loving Ireland and/or Irish culture.

Etymologies

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Hiberno- + -phile

Examples

  • These could be "for yourself or your favorite Hibernophile."

    Dirt on an Archaeology Gala

  • Although I confess to being a Hibernophile, liking Irish people and Irish music, and thinking that Irish immigrants are head and shoulders above most modern immigrant groups, I have written some articles about the great age of Irish immigration in the nineteenth century, which included the Gangs Of New York, the Draft Riots, and a cholera epidemic or two.

    VDARE.com: Blog Articles » Print » Happy St. Patrick’s Day–2007

  • For Burgess, a well-meaning Hibernophile, the truth about the Irish is that they "are not sure what truth is, and they have a system of logic which defies logic" Preface, 1980.

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