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Meaning of Irish

I•rish

Pronunciation: (ī'rish), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Ireland, its inhabitants, or their language.
—n.
  1. the inhabitants of Ireland and their descendants elsewhere.
  2. the aboriginal Celtic-speaking people of Ireland.
  3. the Celtic language of Ireland in its historical or modern form. Abbr.: Ir, Ir. Cf. Middle Irish, Old Irish.
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  6. to become angry or outraged: Don't go getting your Irish up over a little matter like that.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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