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Hibernian

[ hahy-bur-nee-uhn ]

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Ireland or its inhabitants; Irish.


noun

  1. a native of Ireland.

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Other Words From

  • non-Hi·ber·ni·an adjective noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Hibernian1

First recorded in 1625–35; Latin Hiberni(a) “Ireland” + -an

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Example Sentences

And the Board of Aldermen was a kind of Hibernian social club.

Our urban culture has never had a mainstream or core—Hibernian or other.

A Hibernian, seeing an old man and woman in the stocks, said that they put him in mind of "the babes in the wood."

Hibernian hierarchs of the Roman faith designate their country as a land of saints.

It sounds a little Hibernian to say so, I know; but I still retain the expression.

The Hibernian domination has given our cities genial officials, brave policemen, and gallant fire-fighters.

At the cold indifference manifested by the Hibernian ladies, at this period, we were perfectly amazed.

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