- an idiom or characteristic peculiar to Irish English or to the Irish.
Also Hi·ber·ni·an·ism [hahy-bur-nee-uh-niz-uh m] /haɪˈbɜr ni əˌnɪz əm/.
Origin of Hibernicism
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When it was brought to me, my toast (to use an Hibernicism) proved to be bread-and-butter.Prisoner for Blasphemy
G. W. [George William] Foote
- an Irish expression, idiom, trait, custom, etc
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