Definition of Irishry in US English:

Irishry

(also Irishery)

noun

  • 1Irish people collectively; the Irish nation; specifically the native, Catholic Irish as opposed to Protestant settlers from England and Scotland. Usually treated as plural.

  • 2Irish character or identity; Irishness. Now chiefly with the implication of a stereotypical or sentimentalized view of Irish life and culture.

  • 3Something typically Irish; an Irish trait, custom, etc.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in John Hardyng (?1378–?1464), chronicler and forger. From Irish + -ry. Compare Anglo-Norman Irecherie area of linguistically and culturally Irish settlement.

Pronunciation

Irishry

/ˈʌɪrɪʃri/