- a custom, manner, practice, idiom, etc., characteristic of the Irish.
Origin of Irishism
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Examples from the Web for irishism
There was certainly somewhat of an Irishism in the baronet's remark.Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II.
We have a lot of Irishmen on board which explains this Irishism.The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"
Kilt, an Irishism for badly beaten, but by no means equivalent with killed.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
In two points only was the continuity of the Irishism of Ireland damaged.The Revival of Irish Literature
Charles Gavan Duffy
Mrs. Maper corrected the Irishism by saying, "Do you mean dismiss?"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes
- an Irish custom or idiom
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