[ahy-rish-woo m-uh n]

noun, plural I·rish·wom·en.

a woman born in Ireland or of Irish ancestry.
a woman who is a native or inhabitant of Ireland.

Origin of Irishwoman

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at Irish, woman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for irishwoman

Historical Examples of irishwoman

  • Plenty of foxes; a rough country, though; but what's that to an Irishwoman?

    The Snare

    Rafael Sabatini

  • The fat Irishwoman called after me, “Good-by, dear, and God bless y'.”

    Working With the Working Woman

    Cornelia Stratton Parker

  • I'll sit here till that saucy Irishwoman gets my room ready.

    Reels and Spindles

    Evelyn Raymond

  • Then, after all were seated, the Irishwoman delivered herself of a message of gratitude.

    Making People Happy

    Thompson Buchanan

  • "Certainly, ma'am," the Irishwoman answered, with a rough haughtiness all her own.

    Making People Happy

    Thompson Buchanan

British Dictionary definitions for irishwoman


noun plural -women

a female native, citizen, or inhabitant of Ireland or a female descendant of someone Irish
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