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Hibernicism

[hahy-bur-nuh-siz-uh m]
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noun
  1. an idiom or characteristic peculiar to Irish English or to the Irish.
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Also Hi·ber·ni·an·ism [hahy-bur-nee-uh-niz-uh m] /haɪˈbɜr ni əˌnɪz əm/.

Origin of Hibernicism

1750–60; < Medieval Latin Hibernic(us) Hibernian (Hibern(ia) Hibernia + -icus -ic) + -ism
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Historical Examples

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for hibernicism

Hibernicism

Hibernianism (haɪˈbɜːnɪəˌnɪzəm)

noun
  1. an Irish expression, idiom, trait, custom, etc
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