- persons of English descent living in Ireland.
- of or relating to the Anglo-Irish or their speech.
Origin of Anglo-Irish
First recorded in 1785–95
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Examples from the Web for anglo-irish
This book embodies the deep ambivalence of the Anglo-Irish, who no longer felt British, but were not accepted by the “natives.”
It is set during the Irish Civil War, when the IRA stalked the Anglo-Irish, who responded with a mixture of fear and indignation.
The big houses were the homes of the Anglo-Irish, the abhorred British ruling class, that dominated the landscape.
Trevor says that if he is to be hyphenated, he prefers Protestant-Irish to Anglo-Irish.Read Me, I'm Irish
March 17, 2009
After all, it was always the Anglo-Irish who counted in the rebellious movements.Peeps at Many Lands: Ireland
The "cockles of the heart" is a common expression in Anglo-Irish.
This idiom, borrowed from the Irish, is very common in Anglo-Irish.
But there was yet much to be done for the Anglo-Irish route, vi Holyhead.
And yet, in spite of this success, the Anglo-Irish had made a bad bargain.Irish Nationality
Alice Stopford Green
- the Anglo-Irish (functioning as plural) the inhabitants of Ireland of English birth or descent
- the English language as spoken in Ireland
- of or relating to the Anglo-Irish
- of or relating to English and Irish
- of or relating to the English language as spoken in Ireland
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