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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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  • Plenty of foxes; a rough country, though; but what's that to an Irishwoman?

    The Snare Rafael Sabatini
  • The fat Irishwoman called after me, “Good-by, dear, and God bless y'.”

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • I'll sit here till that saucy Irishwoman gets my room ready.

    Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond
  • "Certainly, ma'am," the Irishwoman answered, with a rough haughtiness all her own.

    Making People Happy Thompson Buchanan
  • Then, after all were seated, the Irishwoman delivered herself of a message of gratitude.

    Making People Happy Thompson Buchanan
  • He came from England and settled in Dublin, where he married my mother, who was an Irishwoman.

    Old Jack W.H.G. Kingston
  • Mrs. Gilligan was a poor Irishwoman who took in washing and ironing for a living.

    Randy of the River Horatio Alger Jr.
  • She was an Irishwoman, with a strong accent of her country—a widow by her own account.

    Poor Jack Frederick Marryat
  • His mother was an Irishwoman, whose misfortune was that she was too beautiful.

    The Grand Babylon Hotel Arnold Bennett
  • She was a woman, she was an Irishwoman, she was a beautiful woman.

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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