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Irishism

Irishism \I"rish*ism\, n. A mode of speaking peculiar to the Irish; an Hibernicism.

Usage examples of "irishism".

Even Jimmy Kilmartin, middle age on him like a volcanic crust, was displaying that enduring paradox of cynicism and hope, that cardinal Irishism that Minogue had learned late he could not escape himself: professing to be aloof while sitting on an overwhelming desire.

Maybe the Paddies had the right approach in describing them in terms of Irishisms.