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[ahy-rish-woo m-uh n] /ˈaɪ rɪʃˌwʊm ən/
noun, plural Irishwomen.
a woman born in Ireland or of Irish ancestry.
a woman who is a native or inhabitant of Ireland.
Origin of Irishwoman
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at Irish, woman Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The Irishwoman looked at her for a moment to assure herself that it was the girl she loved, and not her ghost.

    The Guardian Angel Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • "Certainly, ma'am," the Irishwoman answered, with a rough haughtiness all her own.

    Making People Happy Thompson Buchanan
  • The Irishwoman said that she was going to bed, but that Mrs. Carew would find more glasses in the cupboard when her friends came.

    The Man Who Was Good Leonard Merrick
  • He came from England and settled in Dublin, where he married my mother, who was an Irishwoman.

    Old Jack W.H.G. Kingston
  • I must tell you of our future arrangements; and, to begin like an Irishwoman, we arrived here on Monday.

    Records of a Girlhood Frances Ann Kemble
  • Mrs. Gilligan was a poor Irishwoman who took in washing and ironing for a living.

    Randy of the River Horatio Alger Jr.
  • This the Irishwoman did at once, having kissed Rose, and taken her leave of her previously.

    Jack Tier or The Florida Reef James Fenimore Cooper
  • The fat Irishwoman called after me, “Good-by, dear, and God bless y'.”

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • And all the while he never saw the Irishwoman, not behind him this time, but before.

    The Water-Babies Charles Kingsley
  • She was an Irishwoman, with a strong accent of her country—a widow by her own account.

    Poor Jack Frederick Marryat
British Dictionary definitions for Irishwoman


noun (pl) -women
a female native, citizen, or inhabitant of Ireland or a female descendant of someone Irish
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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