Irish
Pronunciation
  • enPR: ī'rĭsh, IPA: /ˈaɪɹɪʃ/
  • enPR: īə'rĭsh, IPA: /ˈaɪəɹɪʃ/
  • (weak vowel) IPA: /ˈaɪɹəʃ/
Noun

Irish

  1. (uncountable) The Goidelic language indigenous to Ireland, also known as Irish Gaelic.
    Irish is the first official and national language of Ireland.
  2. (as plural) The Irish people.
  3. (uncountable, obsolete) A board game of the tables family.
  4. (uncountable, US) Temper; anger, passion.
  5. (countable, uncountable) whiskey, or whisky, elaborated in Ireland.
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  1. Surname
Adjective

Irish

  1. Pertaining to or originating from Ireland or the Irish people.
    • 1992 April 26, "Hot Off the Press" Jeeves and Wooster, Series 3, Episode 5:
      A. Fink-Nottle: But it's absolute balderdash, Bertie. I mean, listen to this: "Sure and begorrah, I don't know what's after being the matter with you, Michael." I mean, what on earth is this "what's after being" stuff mean?
      B.W. Wooster: My dear old Gussie, that is how people think Irish people talk.
    Sheep are typical in the Irish landscape.
  2. Pertaining to the Irish language.
  3. (derogatory) nonsensical, daft or complex.
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