Definition of Irishman in English:



  • A male native or inhabitant of Ireland, or a man of Irish descent.

    • ‘Publicly, the Scotsman absolves the Irishman of any responsibility for his plight.’
    • ‘The Irishmen believe that they have a legally watertight case.’
    • ‘Unionists need to feel that they have as much right to the name Irishman as nationalists do.’
    • ‘As an Irishman living abroad I've seen the changes in Ireland happening stage by stage.’
    • ‘In all, about 210,000 Irishmen served in the British forces during World War One.’
    • ‘Great sympathy has been expressed in England towards the executed men - not by Irishmen alone, but also by Englishmen.’
    • ‘There is even room for a Fijian, a Springbok and two Irishmen, as well as a scattering of Australians.’
    • ‘Had not one of the Irishmen delivered a fine center shot on the wrong target, the Irish would have taken a commanding lead.’
    • ‘Detroit, a fairly small city with a small Irish population, did offer more options to Irishmen than did Boston.’
    • ‘The restaurant is owned by three genial Irishmen who used to serve a simple French menu to their neighborhood clientele.’
    • ‘Every once in a while they would hit their intended target but they would hardly do anything to stop the arguing Irishmen.’
    • ‘A native Irishman needed an individual grant of English law if he was to enjoy its benefits.’
    • ‘He had the British sailors, including one Irishmen, whipped and put them in irons for several days.’
    • ‘The Irishmen overturned a 17-point deficit and owed victory to a controlled display from their abrasive pack that wore down the hosts.’
    • ‘With stories such as these coming from home, it is little wonder that Irishmen serving in the British Army questioned what they were doing.’
    • ‘Allan Ruddock, the urbane Irishman who recently edited The Scotsman, now has a new role.’
    • ‘The Irishmen, a Nepalese national and guesthouse owner Lot Ram dumped the body in the river, police said.’
    • ‘And Cromwell's influence was immense, but royalists and Irishmen spit upon his name three centuries after his death.’
    • ‘At one point there was an Englishman, an Irishman, a Welshman and a Scot on the first page of the leaderboard.’
    • ‘This book might be the work of an Irishman, but it offers no comment on Ireland whatsoever.’