Definition of Irish noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈaɪrɪʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈaɪrɪʃ//
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  1. 1(also Irish Gaelic, Gaelic) the Celtic language of Ireland compare Erse See related entries: Languages
  2. 2the Irish [plural] the people of Ireland
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Old English Īr- (stem of Īras ‘the Irish’ and Īrland ‘Ireland’, obscurely related to Hibernian) + -ish.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Irish