an idiom or characteristic peculiar to Irish English or to the Irish.
- Also Hi·ber·ni·an·ism [hahy-bur-nee-uh-niz-uhm]. /haɪˈbɜr ni əˌnɪz əm/.
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How to use Hibernicism in a sentence
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
I well remember on one occasion when I was young in literature perpetrating a pretty strong Hibernicism in one of my books.English As We Speak It in Ireland | P. W. Joyce
"'T was merely a little Hibernicism, for which I beg your Eminence's indulgence," laughed she.The Cardinal's Snuff-Box | Henry Harland
British Dictionary definitions for Hibernicism
an Irish expression, idiom, trait, custom, etc
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