Anglo-Irish

[ang-gloh-ahy-rish]
adjective
  1. of or relating to the Anglo-Irish or their speech.
  2. Hiberno-Saxon.

Origin of Anglo-Irish

First recorded in 1785–95
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Contemporary Examples of anglo-irish

  • This book embodies the deep ambivalence of the Anglo-Irish, who no longer felt British, but were not accepted by the “natives.”

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    Book Bag: The Best Imaginary Castles

    Johanna Lane

    June 10, 2014

  • It is set during the Irish Civil War, when the IRA stalked the Anglo-Irish, who responded with a mixture of fear and indignation.

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    Book Bag: The Best Imaginary Castles

    Johanna Lane

    June 10, 2014

  • The big houses were the homes of the Anglo-Irish, the abhorred British ruling class, that dominated the landscape.

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    Book Bag: The Best Imaginary Castles

    Johanna Lane

    June 10, 2014

  • Trevor says that if he is to be hyphenated, he prefers Protestant-Irish to Anglo-Irish.

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    Read Me, I'm Irish

    Mark Salter

    March 17, 2009

Historical Examples of anglo-irish


British Dictionary definitions for anglo-irish

Anglo-Irish

noun
  1. the Anglo-Irish (functioning as plural) the inhabitants of Ireland of English birth or descent
  2. the English language as spoken in Ireland
adjective
  1. of or relating to the Anglo-Irish
  2. of or relating to English and Irish
  3. of or relating to the English language as spoken in Ireland
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