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Hibernicism

[hahy-bur-nuh-siz-uh m] /haɪˈbɜr nəˌsɪz əm/
noun
1.
an idiom or characteristic peculiar to Irish English or to the Irish.
Also, Hibernianism
[hahy-bur-nee-uh-niz-uh m] /haɪˈbɜr ni əˌnɪz əm/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of Hibernicism
1750-1760
1750-60; < Medieval Latin Hibernic(us) Hibernian (Hibern(ia) Hibernia + -icus -ic) + -ism
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  • When it was brought to me, my toast (to use an Hibernicism) proved to be bread-and-butter.

    Prisoner for Blasphemy G. W. [George William] Foote
British Dictionary definitions for Hibernicism

Hibernicism

/haɪˈbɜːnɪˌsɪzəm/
noun
1.
an Irish expression, idiom, trait, custom, etc
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