Italians vs Irish - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between italians and irish

is that italians is while irish is pertaining to or originating from ireland or the irish people.

As nouns the difference between italians and irish

is that italians is while irish is (as plural) the irish people.

As a proper noun irish is

the goidelic language indigenous to ireland, also known as irish gaelic.

italians

English

Noun

(head)
  • irish

    English

    (wikipedia Irish)

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • The Goidelic language indigenous to Ireland, also known as Irish Gaelic.
  • Irish is the first official and national language of Ireland
  • (surname)
  • Derived terms

    * Ulster Irish * Munster Irish * Connacht Irish

    Noun

    (-)
  • (as plural) The Irish people.
  • (obsolete) A board game of the tables family.
  • (US) Temper; anger, passion.
  • * 1834 , (David Crockett), A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett , Nebraska (1987), page 65:
  • But her Irish was up too high to do any thing with her, and so I quit trying.
  • * 1947 , Hy Heath, John Lange, (Clancy Lowered the Boom) :
  • Whenever he got his Irish up, Clancy lowered the boom.
  • *
  • whiskey, or whisky, elaborated in Ireland.
  • * 1889 , , (Three Men In A Boat) :
  • Harris said he'd had enough oratory for one night, and proposed that we should go out and have a smile, saying that he had found a place, round by the square, where you could really get a drop of Irish worth drinking.

    Usage notes

    * Use Irishman or Irishwoman for one singular person.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Pertaining to or originating from Ireland or the Irish people.
  • Sheep are typical in the Irish landscape.
  • Pertaining to the Irish language.
  • (derogatory) nonsensical, daft or complex.
  • "A number of derogatory nicknames began to emerge, including "Irish confetti" for thrown bricks, and "Irish kiss" for a slap" (Wisegeek.com)

    Derived terms

    * Irish coffee * Irish cream * Irishly * Irish slam * Irish joke

    See also

    * Erse * Gaelic * (ga) * Language list

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