Definition of Hibernianism in English:


Syllabification: Hi·ber·ni·an·ism
Pronunciation: /hīˈbərnēəˌnizəm
(also Hibernicism /-niˌsizəm/)


  • An Irish idiom or expression.
    More example sentences
    • Also, your slavish use of obsolete, twee and anglicised Hibernicisms is peculiarly un-Irish, not to mention unconvincing and uncouth.
    • I hope that, after making due allowance for Hibernicisms and for imperfect acquaintance with English modes of thought and expression, he will accept my explanation as sufficient.
    • When it was brought to me, my toast (to use an Hibernicism) proved to be bread-and-butter.

More definitions of Hibernianism

Definition of Hibernianism in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day mage
Pronunciation: meɪdʒ
a magician or learned person