Definition of Anglo-Irish in English:

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Pronunciation: /aŋɡləʊˈʌɪrɪʃ/


1Relating to both Britain and Ireland (or specifically the Republic of Ireland).
Example sentences
  • This legislation, together with its predecessors, effected a social revolution in Ireland long before the Anglo-Irish War of 1919-21.
  • In 1985 this resulted in the Anglo-Irish Accord, which gave the Republic a consultative role in Northern Ireland.
  • Second, I will argue that she is, in particular, a major critic of the novel, especially of the nineteenth-century British novel, and specifically the English and Anglo-Irish novel.
1.1Of English descent but born or resident in Ireland: an impoverished though aristocratic Anglo-Irish family
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  • O'Connor was born in Ireland into a family of affluent Anglo-Irish landowners, and was articled to the local resident engineer.
  • He was born into an Anglo-Irish aristocratic family and after his schooling at Harrow, he joined the Army.
  • Born in Munich, of Danish and Anglo-Irish descent, he came to England from Dieppe in 1868 and remained cosmopolitan all his life.
1.2Of mixed English and Irish parentage.
Example sentences
  • Dr Watson's interest was aroused, he said, because he is the product of Anglo-Irish parentage that has resulted in very pale skin and a basal cell carcinoma that sits on the top of his head and has to be removed once every three months.
  • ‘The Doc’, as Evatt was known, was born in Maitland, NSW, to Anglo-Irish parents.
  • His mother was Annie Jameson, the Anglo-Irish daughter of Andrew Jameson, distiller of Jameson's Irish whiskey.
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