Something that is opposite to the literal meaning.
I cut my finger on a packet of painkillers. Oh the irony.
by Hanargh3800 June 16, 2011
When something is both unexpected and fitting simultaneously. While most definitions simply say irony is something unexpected, no definitions ever state that there's a certain element to irony that catches your eye nine times out of ten.
Irony: When someone creates an organization that fights for the right to die with honor, then kills himself.
by Kwing August 06, 2010
using words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its original intention.
irony: there is an S in the word lisp
by razzizzle August 09, 2009 remotely deleting "1984" and "Animal Farm" by George Orwell from the Kindle devices of users who had purchased the books in July 2009.
A great example of irony is how the Amazon Kindle became a virtual memory hole.
by anticensor July 30, 2009
Whatever the fuck you think it means.
Jim told Marsha to buy tickets, but he won some in a raffle the very day! Isn't it ironic?

Bitch, that ain't irony, that's coincidence.

You know what? Fuck it. You're right. It doesn't matter what it means at this point. People been using it wrong for so long, it practically means whatever you want it to. All right, go right he fuck ahead. Call it irony.

Can I get an irony to come check this irony? Where my irony at?
by JubalHarshaw April 07, 2016
If memory serves correctly, something that means the opposite of what it means. Something that would be funny to us.
Downloading a virus scanner that has a virus.
by Wolfboy1988 February 17, 2005
An event or statement the contradicts what one would normally predict.
The song "You Are a Pirate" being removed from YouTube for copyright infringement is irony.
by Tariv Gy May 09, 2012
Free Daily Email

Type your email address below to get our free Urban Word of the Day every morning!

Emails are sent from We'll never spam you.