Irishman

Irishman
Irish NOUN (also Irish Gaelic) the Celtic language of Ireland.
ADJECTIVE 1) relating to Ireland or Irish. 2) offensive illogical or apparently so.
DERIVATIVES Irishman noun Irishness noun Irishwoman noun.
ORIGIN Old English.

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  • Irishman — I rish*man, n.; pl. {Irishmen}. A man born in Ireland or of the Irish race; an Hibernian. [1913 Webster] {Irishman s hurricane} (Naut.), a dead calm. {Irishman s reef}. (Naut.) See {Irish reef}, under {Irish}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Irishman — c.1200, from IRISH (Cf. Irish) + MAN (Cf. man) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Irishman — [ī′rish mən] n. pl. Irishmen [ī′rishmən] a person, esp. a man, born or living in Ireland …   English World dictionary

  • Irishman — [[t]a͟ɪ͟ərɪʃmən[/t]] Irishmen N COUNT An Irishman is a man who is an Irish citizen or is of Irish origin …   English dictionary

  • Irishman's hurricane — Irishman I rish*man, n.; pl. {Irishmen}. A man born in Ireland or of the Irish race; an Hibernian. [1913 Webster] {Irishman s hurricane} (Naut.), a dead calm. {Irishman s reef}. (Naut.) See {Irish reef}, under {Irish}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Irishman's reef — Irishman I rish*man, n.; pl. {Irishmen}. A man born in Ireland or of the Irish race; an Hibernian. [1913 Webster] {Irishman s hurricane} (Naut.), a dead calm. {Irishman s reef}. (Naut.) See {Irish reef}, under {Irish}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Irishman's reef — Irish I rish, a. [AS. [imac]risc, fr. [imac]ras the Irish. Cf. {Aryan}, {Erse}.] Of or pertaining to Ireland or to its inhabitants; produced in Ireland. [1913 Webster] {Irish elk}. (Zo[ o]l.) See under {Elk}. {Irish moss}. (a) (Bot.) Carrageen.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Irishman — noun Date: 13th century 1. a native or inhabitant of Ireland 2. a person who is of Irish descent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Irishman — /uy rish meuhn/, n., pl. Irishmen. 1. a man born in Ireland or of Irish ancestry. 2. a native or inhabitant of Ireland. [1175 1225; ME; see IRISH, MAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Irishman — noun A man from Ireland …   Wiktionary

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