a custom, manner, practice, idiom, etc., characteristic of the Irish.
- Also Iricism.
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How to use Irishism in a sentence
Mrs. Maper corrected the Irishism by saying, "Do you mean dismiss?"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes | Israel Zangwill
Yet it is an incident worth lingering on; the depravity, savagery and degraded Irishism being never so well admitted.Past and Present | Thomas Carlyle
No man in the industrial machine is a free-will agent, except the large capitalist, and he isn't, if you'll pardon the Irishism.The Iron Heel | Jack London
Said hole being usually filled—to use an Irishism—with a center-table loaded to the guards with art portfolios.Cape of Storms | Percival Pollard
We have a lot of Irishmen on board which explains this Irishism.The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde" | George Davidson
British Dictionary definitions for Irishism
an Irish custom or idiom
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