Irish meaning

ī'rĭsh
Of or relating to Ireland or its people, language, or culture.
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Temper.
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Fieriness of temper or passion; high spirit.
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Of Ireland or its people, language, or culture.
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The Celtic language spoken in Ireland.
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The variety of English spoken in Ireland.
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The Goidelic language indigenous to Ireland, also known as Irish Gaelic.

Irish is the first official and national language of Ireland.

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A surname​.
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(as plural) The Irish people.
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(US) Temper; anger, passion.
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Whiskey, or whisky, elaborated in Ireland.
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Pertaining to or originating from Ireland or the Irish people.

Sheep are typical in the Irish landscape.

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Pertaining to the Irish language.
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(Derogatory) Nonsensical, daft or complex.

"A number of derogatory nicknames began to emerge, including "Irish confetti" for thrown bricks, and "Irish kiss" for a slap" (Wisegeek.com)

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the Irish
  • The people of Ireland.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Irish

Origin of irish

  • Middle English from Old English Īras the Irish peiə- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English Irisce (12th c.), from Old English Īras, from Old Norse írar, from Old Irish Ériu (modern Éire (“Ireland”)), from Proto-Celtic *Īwerjū (“fat land, fertile”), from Proto-Indo-European *pi-wer- (“fertile”), literally "fat," akin to Ancient Greek πίειρα (píeira, “fertile land”), Sanskrit [script?] (pívarī, “fat”).
    From Wiktionary