Opposite of the Red haired, green/blue eyed, and extremly light skin common Irish in the sense that the "black" irish have black hair and brown eyes.Many black Irish are decendents of the Spainish and northern Italian europeans.
Guy 1 - Is that guy in hell's kitchen an italian!?
Guy 2 - Sort of, Black Irish,He's a mixture of native irish and some other southern european country, but since black hair and brown eyes is a dominate trait you can't really tell he's an irish boy.
by Rick343 November 17, 2005

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A mostly antiquated term that was used predominately in the U.S. and
Canada refering to people of Irish descent
who have black hair.
Most of the stories about the black Irish are myths. They are just people of Irish descent. Not all Irishmen have red hair and freckles.
by left4ded April 13, 2005

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One who is of irish decent but has dark hair and olive skin. Not always meaning they are also italian
I am 100% irish but i am also black irish
by fhfhfh July 03, 2005

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Some Irish person mistakenly believed to be decended from Spanish Armada Sailors, or Barbary pirates (Sack of Baltimore). More likely decended from Mesolithic Basque people (genetic markers give high indication). Term is used in America but mostly unheard of in Ireland.
Black Irish
by jbirdjbird October 13, 2008

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1)Real Irishmen. Not Blondes or Ginger Snaps with freckles or any garbage like that. Despite popular belief, Black Irish is not from Spain, because the ORIGINAL Celtic inhabitants of the British Isles all had black hair, the Celts being from Gaul (France, hence the language Gaelic) so they had black hair. The only reason why most Scotch-Irish people have blond or red hair and freckles is because of the humungous Viking and Saxon influence. Therefore, Black Irish is the Real Irish. The End.
Ignorant NorthEasterner:"Hey Spick!"

Black Irishman:"I'm not Hispanic a-hole, I'm Irish!"

Ignorant NorthEasterner: "Oh, you don't look like no dirty Mick!"

Black Irishman: "It's called Black Irish you ignorant retard!"
by dhawk123 March 08, 2009

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THE HOTTEST THINGS TO EVER TOUCH THIS PLANET!!! seriously, i want one soooooooo bad!!!! the males are are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gorgeous. they're fucking hot!!!!!!!!
Black Irish are fucking hot, no question about it.
by Naomi K March 04, 2006

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Full Irish men who have dark black hair instead of the stereotypical red hair and freckles. Origin: in 1600's after the Spanish Armada was obliterated; sailors washed upon the Irish shores, not being able to speak any Gaelic were able to reproduce and had children with black hair.
That little Murphy boy doesn't have hair like his brothers, he is a black Irish, that or his mother's a whore.
by Travis Young June 03, 2007

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Someone of atleast one black and irish backround, who can do amazing things with no effort, but can't seem to do normal things right.
"who knows how to drift a jeep... that would be blackirish"
by Black.Irish.Yo April 20, 2009

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