a person of Irish descent who, because of family money, is accepted into WASP society; tends to act, speak, and dress like a member of the upper-class WASP establishment.
by LCIMAN January 24, 2009
Refers to Irish immigrants who, though living in shanties (shacks) would hold their airs and snobbishness. So called because they'd hang lace curtains in their tiny shacks.
by billmax August 04, 2010