Of or relating to Ireland or its people, language, or culture.
1. (used with a pl. verb)
a. The people of Ireland.
b. People of Irish ancestry.
a. The Goidelic language of Ireland. Also called Irish Gaelic.
b. See Irish English.
3. Informal Fieriness of temper or passion; high spirit.
[Middle English, from Old English Īras, the Irish; see peiə- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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