Someone who, although they have never been to ireland, profoundly believes themselves to be in some way inherently irish. Maybe their great-granny once saw dublin from a boat, or maybe they just like the colour green, who knows.

Wannabe irishness is most common in the USA, although they pop up everywhere. Things wannabe Irish people like: funding the IRA, talking endless bollocks about Ireland, and using some appropriated version of irish identity to excuse behaving like a drunken twat.
Chocky arlaaah my friend, now lets have another guinness before I have to get on the plane to Boston to discuss those stock options - Some Wannabe Irish dude
by get_out December 13, 2008

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