- a man born in Ireland or of Irish ancestry.
- a native or inhabitant of Ireland.
Origin of Irishman
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Mortimer's gallant act had roused the Irishman's admiration.
Say, there was a scared Irishman, if you ever saw one in your life.
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The nobleman told his name—a name dear to every Briton and every Irishman.
Pity for this unfortunate Irishman recalled Ireland to my thoughts.
- a male native, citizen, or inhabitant of Ireland or a male descendant of someone Irish
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Word Origin and History for irishman
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