A word, phrase, idiom, or expression chiefly said in Ireland.

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  • Irishism — I rish*ism, n. A mode of speaking peculiar to the Irish; an Hibernicism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Irishism — [ī′rish iz΄əm] n. 1. a word, phrase, grammatical construction, or other feature originating in or peculiar to the Irish language 2. an Irish custom, belief, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Irishism — noun Date: 1734 1. a word, phrase, or expression characteristic of the Irish 2. Irish bull …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Irishism — /uy ri shiz euhm/, n. a custom, manner, practice, idiom, etc., characteristic of the Irish. Also, Iricism. [1725 35; IRISH + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • Irishism — I·rish·ism || aɪərɪʃɪzm n. Irish expression; Irish custom; Hibernicism …   English contemporary dictionary

  • irishism — n. Hibernicism, Hibernianism, Irish idiom …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • irishism — irish·ism …   English syllables

  • Irishism — I•rish•ism [[t]ˈaɪ rɪˌʃɪz əm[/t]] n. a custom, manner, practice, idiom, etc., characteristic of the Irish • Etymology: 1725–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • irishism — ˈīriˌshizəm, rēˌ noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized 1. : a word, phrase, or mode of expression distinctive of the Irish 2. : irish bull …   Useful english dictionary

  • Absurdity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Absurdity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 absurdity absurdity absurdness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 imbecility imbecility &c. 499 Sgm: N 1 alogy| alogy| nonsense Sgm: N 1 paradox paradox …   English dictionary for students

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